POLK COUNTY, Iowa -- Officials located the body of a missing Oskaloosa woman near Grimes on Friday.
Family members confirm to Channel 13 News the body of Sallie West, 45, of Oskaloosa, was located while searching an area of Beaver Creek, north of Grimes. West's car was found in the creek Friday morning. She had been reported missing earlier this week.
Sgt. Brandon Bracelin with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was searching the area at 9:24 a.m. in connection with West's disappearance and was checking areas that were not visible from the road. The deputy found her white Pontiac partially submerged in Beaver Creek. It was located under a Highway 141 bridge.
The family tells Channel 13 News that West's body was found in the water near the vehicle.
West was driving the vehicle when she disappeared and officials had received a tip about the vehicle being spotted near Grimes on Monday.