Police find body believed to be missing Woodstock woman

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Police in Woodstock, Ont., say they have found the body believed to be Brenda Duncan, a 57-year-old woman who was reported missing last week.

The body was found near Perth-Oxford Road and 10th Line, west of the town of Tavistock, about 16 kilometres north of Woodstock, on Tuesday morning.

Police have not given any details about the cause of death but an OPP forensics unit was called in to help with the investigation.

Duncan called in sick for her job as a registered nurse at a local community care centre last Tuesday morning. She then left her home at about 8 a.m. and was not seen again.

Rev. David Duncan, her husband of nearly 30 years, said last week it was uncharacteristic for her to leave and have no contact with friends or family.

"She would be the first one not wanting anyone to be worried," David Duncan said. "She would be the first one, as soon as she appropriately could, to contact family - someone - [saying] where she was."

Her car, a red 2008 Mazda 5 station wagon with license plate number BCSJ 791, was found by police on Sunday afternoon.

About 25 officers using snowmobiles and accompanied by trained sniffer dogs had been searching the area since the discovery of the car.

Police say an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death.