Missing Phoenix woman found dead

Diane Sanders body was found in Bear Creek about 1/4 mile north of her home. (Phoenix Police Department)

[UPDATE] At 1:40 p.m. the body of missing Diane Sanders was located in Bear Creek about 1/4 mile north from her home.

The Phoenix Police Department and Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office are currently investigating the cause of her death. There are no signs of foul play and the cause of death is unknown at this time.

An autopsy will be conducted next week.

Anyone who had any contact with Sanders in the past 48 hours is asked to contact PPD at 541-535-1113.



The Phoenix Police are searching for a missing Phoenix woman involved in a car crash on December 5th near Williams.

PPD says, Dianne Lee Sanders, 72, of Phoenix was taken to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass, released and taken to her home by taxi at 4:29 p.m. Sanders has not been seen since.

Sanders is described as 5'6, weighs 150 pounds, has blue eyes and red/blonde hair. She suffers from mini strokes and has an implanted pacemaker from a recent heart attack. She may also be experiencing decreased mental health capacity from a recent behavior possibly related to PTSD.

Anyone with information about Sander's whereabouts are asked to contact PPD at 541-535-1113 or Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatch at 541-776-7206 and refer to case #17-4310.

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