Body of woman found in Missouri believed to be missing person from Galena

The search for a missing Galena woman may be over.

The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of a woman believed to be Laura Kowal, from rural Galena, has been recovered from the Mississippi River near Canton, Missouri. While a positive identification has not yet been made, authorities say the description and other identifiers are consistent with the missing 57 year old woman. An autopsy has been ordered.

Kowal was last seen Friday, August 7th when she left her home in a white 2016 Honda Pilot. The Honda Pilot was found about 20 miles north of Canton, in Warsaw, Illinois in Hancock, County.

The investigation is ongoing.

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