Credit: Lieutenant Sterrin Ward, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office

The search for a missing Idaho woman concluded this afternoon with the discovery of the woman's body on the east side of I-84 just south of Meacham.

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A press release was issued by the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office:

The search for Deb Hendrichs in the Meacham area was concluded today at approximately 1 pm after searchers notified Incident Command that a body had been found on the east side of I-84 south of Meacham near milepost 238. Early on in the search, K-9 teams located a wallet and other items matching those described in the search plan. The wallet contained identification belonging to Deborah Hendrichs. In accordance with the Incident Action Plan, a team of Law Enforcement officers was deployed to secure the scene, while drone and K-9 strike teams were reassigned to areas near where the items were located. Shortly afterward, the call came in that a body had been found by a K-9 team. At that time, all search teams were notified to return to Incident Command Post. Family members have been notified. Oregon State Police, Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, and other searchers responded to the scene for recovery of the body.

Credit: Lieutenant Sterrin Ward, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.

Thank you to all of the agencies and searchers involved in the search, including Oregon State Police, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, and Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Union County Search & Rescue, Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit, Jon Francis Foundation, Valley County Search & Rescue, Wallowa County Search and Rescue, Baker County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, Grant County Sheriff's Office, DelMar Aerospace Corporation, Union Pacific Railroad, Oregon Department of Transportation.

Credit: Lieutenant Sterrin Ward, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.

This operation involved detailed planning and execution, which resulted in a successful end to help bring closure for the family and loved ones. We would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of Deb Hendrichs. It has been our privilege to help bring her home.

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