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Sheriff: How Schinke died still a mystery

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EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) – It could be months before investigators know how a woman who went missing last year died, Vilas County Sheriff Joe Fath said Tuesday.

The remains of Sandra Schinke were found Sept. 19 in a wooded area east of Sayner about a mile from where she lived. Fath said no foul play is suspected in her death.

Schinke vanished in April 2012 apparently while on a walk while her husband was away working, authorities said.

Fath said that a forensic autopsy is being performed to try to determine how she died, an analysis that could take three to six months.

Nothing found at the site where her remains were located provided a clue on the cause of death, Fath said.

The remains were found in what Fath described as a kettle hole in the woods – a depression with ridges or hills around it. Searchers and specially trained dogs were in that area, he said.

It's possible searchers looked in the depression and “just couldn't see her” because they were along the ridges, the sheriff said.

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