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Body of Ontario woman found in creek

03/25/2012 11:00 EDT | Updated 05/25/2012 05:12 EDT

The body of a woman has been found in a creek near Hanover, Ont., two days after she vanished from the scene of a minor car accident.

Police say Debra Zettel, 56, went off the road between Hanover and Neustadt around 3 a.m. on Thursday.

A passing truck driver spotted her standing on Grey Road 10 and radioed to the truck driver behind him. In the five minutes between that call and the arrival of the second driver on the scene, she disappeared.

The first driver had called police, who began a search.

The search by air, water and land continued into Friday as well as Saturday morning when two individuals on a walk saw her body in the creek, a tributary of the South Saugeen River. The discovery was made less than two kilometres from Grey Road 10 and seven kilometres from Zettel's home.

Her body was taken to London, Ont., for an autopsy.

Police say they do not suspect foul play

Her family set up a Facebook site as the search was underway. They posted a brief statement after hearing news that her body had been found:

"The search is over. Deb has been found. We are very grateful for the support and help."

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