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Body found inside mini-van may be that of missing Escondido woman

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ESCONDIDO (NEWS 8) - A body was found in a vehicle early Thursday morning near Lake Hodges in an unincorporated area just south of Escondido, authorities said.

Authorities are investigating whether the body found overnight is that of a missing Escondido woman.

Dispatchers received a call about 12:35 a.m. regarding a vehicle parked in the 19000 block of Lake Drive, according to Lt. Karla Menzies of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies responded to the area and found a dead person inside a vehicle, Menzies said.

The license plate on the van matches that of 43-year-old Christie Donehue's vehicle. She was last seen by her son on November 29th.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner responded to the scene around 3 a.m., Menzies said.

An autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.

Sheriff's officials say foul play is not suspected and they're calling off their investigation.

This is a developing story. Refresh this page for updates.

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