Body found during search for missing Ark. woman

December 31, 2011 - 3:25 PM

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say searchers looking for a police dispatcher who has been missing for over a week have found a body several miles from her home.

Hot Springs Village police dispatcher Bill Scarcella says searchers found the body Saturday morning near Jessieville. He declined to say whether investigators believe the body is that of fellow dispatcher Dawna Natzke and said the body had not yet been positively identified.

The 46-year-old Natzke was last seen leaving a Dec. 21 Christmas party with her boyfriend.

Police say the boyfriend told them he and Natzke returned to her home that night and that she was gone when he awoke the next morning. She wasn't reported missing until the following day after she failed to show up for work.