Update: Kansas woman missing since weekend blizzard found dead


A Kansas woman missing since a blizzard this weekend was found dead Tuesday afternoon.

Tanya Eshbaugh was supposed to report to work Monday, but she did not show up. She was last heard from at 5 a.m. on Sunday when she called in to work and advised that she was not going to make it due to the weather and was turning around to go home. Eshbaugh’s vehicle was found on Highway 24. 

Mitchell County Sheriff Tony Perez said they believe she got out of her car for some reason and became disoriented in the snow. She was last seen with a red, black and white Nebraska coat.

For the past two days, over 30 officials and volunteers spent hours searching the snow for her body.

Authorities confirmed to KSN that they found the woman about three miles from her vehicle at Glen Elder State Park. 

Officials said they found her body at 2:19 p.m. 

Eshbaugh’s father didn’t want to go on camera, but said, “She will be remembered for her kindness, her giving spirit and love and loyalty of her family. We want to extend our thanks to everyone who came out and helped us search. The outreach of the community and law enforcement and other agencies was stellar.”

Other friends and family members said they were upset with the news and surprised she made it that far from her vehicle. 

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