Body of missing Yankton woman found; foul play suspected

Published: Nov. 8, 2018 at 11:14 AM CST
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Authorities say foul play is suspected in the death of a missing Yankton woman whose body was found in Nebraska.

The body of 59-year-old Phyllis Hunhoff was found Wednesday in rural Knox County, Neb., according to the Yankton County Sheriff's Office.

Hunhoff was first reported missing Monday. Authorities say she was last seen leaving her mother's home in Utica Sunday night. She did not show up for work the next morning.

Several law enforcement agencies conducted searches over the next few days.

Yankton County Sheriff James Vlahakis says Knox County, Neb. law enforcement officials found Hunhoff's body in her car in a rural area on the Santee Sioux Reservation.

Vlahakis said foul play is suspected in Hunhoff's death.

No other details have been released.