Police: Body found believed to be that of missing nurse

Authorities announced Wednesday that they have recovered a body believed to be that of a 51-year-old woman who has been missing for over a month.

Dana May-Mogg was last seen May 20 leaving her job at the Veterans Healthcare System Of The Ozarks in Fayetteville. She was reported missing the following day after her husband gave up trying to reach her by cell phone.

During the initial investigation, police said they searched for May-Mogg by air and in vehicles, and by looking through bank and credit card records, but were unable to locate her.

Two weeks later, May-Mogg’s friends and family members gathered at Gulley Park for a balloon release to raise awareness about her disappearance.

According to a news release, authorities began another search Wednesday morning (June 26) using information recently gathered from cell phone records.

Police said they used all-terrain vehicles to search areas of May-Mogg’s property that they were previously unable to reach. During the search, detectives located May-Mogg’s 2007 Toyota Corrola in a wooded area on property adjacent to hers. A body believed to be May-Mogg’s was found inside the car.

Officials said they don’t currently suspect foul play, but that the body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to determine positive identification and cause of death.