A search for a missing woman may have come to a tragic end. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says a person riding a motorcycle found a car off Burlington Ridge Road near Skillman Flat Campground late Monday night. When deputies arrived they were able to confirm the car was registered to 74 year old Wilma Barnhart of Grass Valley. The Sheriff says the initial investigation has shown the car became high centered on a log at the end of the road. The Sheriff says a body was found in the car, and steps are being taken to determine a positive identification.
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Wilma Barnhart was reported missing on on July 7th. The Sheriff says a journal was found in the car and investigators are reviewing the entries. The condition of the body has made identification very difficult.