Missing La Pine woman found deceased after 3-day search

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A La Pine woman missing since Wednesday was found dead Saturday, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office said.

Tamera Torkelson, 35, was found in the area of 6th Street and Highway 97 in the La Pine area.

Foul play is not suspected, DCSO said. The investigation will continue.

Torkelson left her home Wednesday night at approximately 10:00 p.m. Police say she left on foot, without a phone or identification.

DCSO said a search was conducted using a K-9, search and rescue deputies, drones and patrol deputies.

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