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Fruitland woman reported missing is found dead. No foul play suspected.

Sarah Stepp
Sarah Stepp

A Fruitland woman who left her home on Sept. 26 — and never returned — was found dead in a rural area of Washington County.

No foul play is suspected in Sarah Stepp’s death, according to a press release from the Fruitland Police Department.

Stepp, a 41-year-old mother of three, was last seen at her home on the afternoon of Sept. 26. She was reported missing within 90 minutes of when she left the house that day and was described as “gravely disabled,” police said in an earlier release.

She left her home in a green 2014 Ford Escape.

At about 2 p.m. Saturday, a hunter located her vehicle. The location was not disclosed by police. The Washington County Search and Rescue Team was deployed to the area, and found Stepp’s body at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

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