Missing woman Shelly Ingram found dead
In an online dispatch posted Saturday, Alaska State Troopers say Shelly Ingram's body was found Friday night about 8 p.m. in Houston. Her car was found at the scene too. Troopers don't suspect foul play.
Ingram's remains have been sent to the state medical examiner; her family has been notified.
Alaska State Troopers are looking for a woman who was last seen in Wasilla on Aug. 4.
Troopers say 43-year-old Shelly Ingram was reported missing the following day when she didn't show up for work.
In a missing person's bulletin, AST says Ingram's cell phone was pinged off a cell tower around Mile 59 of the Parks Highway near Zero Lake Park on Aug. 5 and was last used around 6:30 that morning.
"A search of the area on the main trails that would have been accessible to Ingram’s gold Toyota Corolla was done with negative results," troopers wrote. "The family has no information as to whom Ingram may be with or her direction of travel, but there was a statement made that she may be driving out of state."
In a Facebook post, Omogene Ingram, who is Ingram's sister, said Shelly has a history of mental illness. Omogene Ingram also wrote that her sister said she was going to church.
The troopers described Ingram as being 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 158 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. Troopers say Ingram's gold Toyota Corolla has Michigan license plates numbered DBS9904.
On Wednesday, AST public information officer Ken Marsh said the more people are looking out the better.
"People are talking," said Marsh. "They are sharing on social media and you know eventually you're liable to get one person who says, 'Wait a minute, I know her. She works down at where ever or I saw her yesterday.'"
In the meantime, troopers will continue to ping Ingram's phone and reach out to people she may contact.
Anyone with information about Shelly Ingram's whereabouts are asked to call Alaska State Troopers in Palmer at 907-352-5401.
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