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UPDATE: Mummified remains of missing woman found

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County authorities believe that the body discovered early Sunday morning at a residence on Whenona Drive in Madison was that of an elderly Fitchburg woman reported missing during the month of July.

The Dane County Coroner's Office are examining the remains to determine the manner and cause of death.  The body was described as mostly mummified.

Positive identification and notification of next-of-kin probably won't be accomplished until Monday.

As of 5:25 P.M. Sunday, August 16, 2009.


MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison police officers remain at the scene of a death investigation on Whenona Drive more than twenty-four hours after a person's body was found inside a house.

Officers were first sent to the home on the 1600 block of Whenona around 9:53 a.m. Saturday, according to an MPD incident report, to check on the welfare of an elderly person.

"After a lengthy investigation with Madison Police resources a body was found at the residence," Sgt. Matthew Schroedl wrote in the news release.  "At this point, there is not a threat to the community related to this incident."

The scene is visible at the foot of the bike-pedestrian overpass near the Beltline and Verona Road.  As of 1 p.m. Sunday, a number of police cars, a crime scene investigation truck, and police tape were all readily visible on Whenona.

Click on the video icon to watch a web-exclusive report from 27 News photojournalist Dana O'Shea.  At the time she spoke with MPD officer Mike Hanson around 11 p.m. Saturday, a body had not yet been located.

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