Missing Kzoo woman found dead in Wisconsin

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KENOSHA, Wis. (WOOD) — A missing Kalamazoo woman has been found dead near the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin.

Kenosha, Wisconsin police confirmed Monday that a body found around 2:20 p.m. Saturday belonged to Amanda Hanover.

The 39-year-old woman was last seen alive by her family on March 18 in Michigan. Hanover’s empty vehicle was later discovered near Lake Front Park in Kenosha with her cellphone still inside. Her body was discovered about a mile away, near the shoreline in the 6600 block of 3rd Avenue.

It’s unclear why Hanover was in Kenosha, as she has no known ties to the area.

A medical examiner confirmed Hanover’s identity, but did not release a cause of death.

Officers previously deemed Hanover’s disappearance a “missing-endangered” case.

24 Hour News 8 found Hanover previously went missing from Arizona last year. Her family reported her missing in March and her car was found in Calgary, Alberta in May. Less than a month later, Hanover was found safe in Niskayuna, NY. News reports that followed the case noted Hanover suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact detectives with the Kenosha Police Department at 262.605.5203 or submit anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 262.656.7333.

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