The body of a Buchanan woman missing since Sunday was recovered early Thursday evening, Dec. 12, according to Chad Kaiser, Stutsman County sheriff.

"We're glad we located her and can give closure to the family," he said. "That is what we were after."

Sonie Heinle, 63, had not returned after visiting her son in the rural Buchanan area Sunday night, about two miles from her home. The search began Monday, Dec. 9. Heinle's car was located Tuesday in about 10 feet of water in a slough near the driveway to her home. The car was removed from the slough on Wednesday..

Kaiser said the body was located in the same slough by the Stutsman County remote operated vehicle..

Thursday's search had included a drone and ground search as well as the use of the Stutsman County ROV and an ROV operated by Valley Rescue.