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MADISON, Wis. - Madison police said they found the body of an adult female in Starkweather Creek Thursday afternoon.

A specially trained cadaver dog alerted Madison Police Department search teams to the location, according to a release.

There has not yet been a positive identification of the body, but the body was found while police were looking for a Madison woman who has been missing since September.

Nearly two months after  63-year-old Nejay Redd went missing from her Madison apartment, police renewed their search Thursday and started searching for shallow graves.

Madison police last month said they suspect there might be foul play involved in Redd’s disappearance. Police have received many tips on possible sightings, but they still have no leads as to where Redd could be.

Redd went missing from her apartment on Madison’s east side Sept. 15. She disappeared, leaving her shoes and purse behind, which is something family members said she would have never done.

Madison police and family members have held multiple searches for Redd since she went missing. Thursday’s search was the tenth search police have been involved with.

Redd is a Liberian immigrant who has dementia. She has gone missing before, but only during the day and never for an extended period of time.

Madison police said if they still have no leads in the case they will look into asking for assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Department of Criminal Investigation.

Family members said before she disappeared her health had deteriorated, making it hard for her to walk.








Police find body in creek during search for missing woman

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