April 15, 2019 4:00 p.m.
A missing Winston woman has been found deceased.
Sergeant Brad O’Dell of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said last Thursday just after 1:00 p.m. the county’s Emergency Communications office received a report from Weyerhaeuser that an employee had located a van with a deceased female inside, on company property out Nonpareil Road.
O’Dell said deputies responded and were shown to the area where the van had been found. Deputies identified the van and confirmed that the female inside was Geraldine Galer. The woman was 77-years old when she went missing on December 8th of last year.
At the time of her disappearance, O’Dell said the woman might have been suffering from a mental condition that left her confused and with an altered state of mind.
The Douglas County Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting a death investigation. O’Dell said at this time there are no indications of foul play.