A St. Charles woman who was reported missing on Saturday was discovered on Monday in what police say is wreckage from a fatal car accident. The 36-year-old woman was last seen around 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Family members and friends created a Facebook page in hopes of finding her and on Monday evening the woman’s 2004 Blue Jeep Grand Cherokee was located in a ravine in Marthasville within St. Charles County. Tragically, her lifeless body was discovered in the wreckage and police confirmed she died in a fatal auto accident. Authorities are investigating the crash.
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