Police locate body in search for missing Wisconsin woman
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 9/27/2021
Police have located a body believed to be a missing Wisconsin woman.
Hailey Anderson’s vehicle was found Monday, Sept. 27, in Douglas County. Police say they found the body of a woman at the scene and they believe it to be Anderson. An official identification is pending. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Police believe Anderson, 43, was involved in a crash on Sept. 16. Anderson’s vehicle veered off Highway 53 and crashed into the bank of the Amnicon River. The driver was ejected from the vehicle.
Anderson was last seen leaving from a casino in Turtle Lake at 7:53 p.m. that day She was traveling east on Highway 8. Her phone was off, but pinged in Cumberland in Barron County.
Anderson was reported missing on Sept. 22. Police initially believed her disappearance to be “under suspicious circumstances.” They issued search warrants and conducted interviews.
On Sept. 24, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office conducted a search for Hailey in her last known location near South Range. They did not find anything.
In the early morning hours of Sept. 27, Douglas County officers located her vehicle near the edge of the Amnicon River.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.
The Cumberland Police Department is searching for 43-year-old Hailey Anderson, who is believed to be endangered.
Anderson was last seen leaving from a casino in Turtle Lake on Sept. 16th before 8 pm wearing a white sweatshirt and jeans. She was heading eastbound on Highway 8. Her phone has been turned off since the day she went missing, but was last pinged to Cumberland.
Anderson was expected to visit Minnesota, but never made it. Her last known location was near South Range on Sept. 17th around 3 am.
During a phone call with a friend, Anderson claimed her boyfriend had hit her. She hasn’t been heard from since that conversation.
Police say Anderson drives a 1998 Honda CR-V in the color red with the Wisconsin plates ALH-2987. She is Caucasian and described as 5′4″ in height with brown hair and blue eyes and weighing 150lbs.
Anyone with information is asked to call (715)418-9240
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