The body of a Sacramento woman missing since the end of October was found yesterday by a hiker along Highway 89 north of Markleeville where she apparently wrecked her car.
The Alpine County sheriff´s office said 33-year-old Amy Olson died at the scene after her car ran down a steep wooded embankment. The vehicle could not be seen from the roadway.
Olson was reported missing on October 29th and her family said she was believed to be in the Markleeville area. An extensive search was conducted by foot, road and helicopter.
An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of death.