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Body found in Shoshone County identified as missing woman

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SHOSHONE COUNTY, Idaho -

The Shoshone County Sheriff's office has identified a body found on Saturday in Kingston as missing 60-year-old woman Shannan Souza. 

Souza went missing on May 25 while she was walking her dog by the river behind the Shoshone County Airport in Smelterville. Souza, from Kellogg, parked her car near the airport. A witness said they found a walking cane down a steep embankment next to the river, but Souza was nowhere to be found. 

When deputies arrived, Souza's dog was able to lead the deputy to the water where the cane was located. 

Shortly after the missing person call aired, a fisherman witnessed what he described as the body of a woman floating downstream face down in the river. 

Nearly two weeks later, Souza's body was found and the Sheriff's Office confirmed her identity on Tuesday morning through a Facebook post. 

"The Sheriff's Office again would like to thank all the volunteers, Silver Valley Search and Rescue, Kootenai County Sheriff's Office and Kootenai Search and Rescue who assisted in the search for Souza," the Sheriff's Office said. "We would also like to extend our condolences to Shannan's family and friends."

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