Authorities ID remains as woman missing 17 months

Hunter finds remains near snowmobile trail by Sayner, Wis.
Authorities ID remains as woman missing 17 months

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says human remains found in the Northern Highland Forest are those of a woman who’d been missing for 17 months.

A hunter found the remains of Sandra Schinke near a snowmobile trail east of Sayner Monday, along with a small jacket and shoe that appeared to have been undisturbed for some time. He called police Thursday.

The 55-year-old Schinke was reported missing from her home April 6, 2012. She was last seen walking along a highway near where the remains were found, But intensive ground searches failed to find her.

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