FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – UPDATE: Allen County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jeremy Tinkel said a body was found in Fox Island County Park around 3:40 p.m. Sunday.
Five agencies had been searching for a missing Fort Wayne woman since her car was found in the parking lot at the park around 11 a.m. Camilla Thompson was last seen Thursday morning.
Tinkel could not confirm if the person found is the missing woman or if the person is a woman. He could only say a body was found deceased on land. He would not say where in the park the body was found. Tinkel did say, however, that the search for Thompson has been called off.
The Allen County Coroner will release the person's name and cause and manner of death.
Previously posted story:
Officials are expanding their search for missing woman Camilla Thompson after finding her car at Fox Island Sunday morning.
John Chambers, spokesperson for the Fort Wayne Police Department, described the search as “extensive.”
As of Sunday afternoon, the Southwest Allen County Fire District, Indiana State Police, DNR, Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Fort Wayne Police Department, along with several K-9’s, are on scene near the area of Fox Island. (See photos above)
“We are doing a multi-jurisdictional search. We have many agencies assisting with that,” Chambers told NewsChannel 15.
Crews are searching for Thompson in the Fox Island area, including Bowman Lake, in the woods, and near railroad tracks.
Officials closed Fox Island to all visitors around 1:30 p.m.
Chambers said Thompson's white 1992 Mitsubishi Diamante was found unoccupied in a parking lot at Fox Island around 11:10 a.m. Sunday.
Crews are also searching the quarry at Hanson, which is located across the street from the park.
NewsChannel 15 first reported this story Saturday afternoon after speaking with several of Thompson's family members. Camilla's husband, Dale Thompson, said she was last seen on Thursday morning around 9. She left their home without her purse, wallet, credit cards, or cell phone.
Thompson's husband told NewsChannel 15 that he is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.
Chambers said if the search does go into the evening, officials will call in additional resources.
“We’re going to search until we just can’t search anymore,” Chambers said.
As of Sunday afternoon, Chambers said no foul play is suspected.
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