Body of missing Vernon woman found

Aurelia Wedenig, who was reported missing Dec. 18, was located deceased Wednesday

There is a tragic end to the search for a Vernon woman.

RCMP confirm that 65-year-old Aurelia Wedenig, who was reported missing Dec. 18, was located deceased Wednesday at around noon.

“The Vernon RCMP were notified by family and friends of the discovery of her body in a thicket and grove of trees bordering a property in the eastern end of 30th Ave,” said Cpl. Spencer Homoi, in a release.

The RCMP and the B.C. Coroner Services are continuing to investigate but foul play is not believed to be involved in the death.