Crawford County News
Missing woman found dead near Berryman
A missing person search ended in tragedy in Steelville last week when Mary Ellen Zehnle was found deceased on Saturday morning. Her body was discovered at approximately 10:30 a.m. by a local landowner who was setting up deer stands in an area of thick brush about a mile or two from the area of her disappearance. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported no foul play is suspected and autopsy results released Monday found no signs of trauma.
On Wednesday, October 8th, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of 155 Blunt Rd. for a report of a missing person. Upon arrival deputies were met by Barbara Jones. Mrs. Jones advised she was unable to locate her sister, Mary Ellen Zehnle.
The search continues for missing person Mary Ellen Zehnle, last seen on Blunt Road, near Berryman at 5 p.m. on Wednesday evening. She is 57 years old, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. (See previous story for photo.)
Emergency responders shot at, one injured
A search is currently under way for Mary Ellen Zehnle, last seen on Blunt Road, near Berryman at 5 p.m. on Wednesday evening. She is 57 years old, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.