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Drought reveals car in pond, remains of Oregon woman missing for 8 years

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LANE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The remains of a woman missing for nearly eight years were discovered in a Lane County pond after the drought exposed her submerged car.

A witness contacted the Lane County Sheriff's Office on Monday to report a car partially sticking out of the water at the Beltline Westbound Highway off ramp to the Northwest Expressway.

Deputies responded to the scene and found the car that appeared to have been in the murky water for an extended period of time.

The pond was at its lowest level in years due to drought conditions.  

The car was recovered and records linked it to Linda Lee Perry, 59, of Junction City, who had been reported as missing in November 2007.

Deputies said the dive team responded and recovered human remains over a two-day period.

The remains were identified as Perry by the Oregon Medical Examiner's Office. The sheriff's office said her family has been notified.

Investigators said there is no sign of foul play and it is believed Perry was involved in a crash that resulted in her death.

The Register Guard reports Perry had left her house to go shopping in Springfield and never returned.

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