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Body of missing Odessa woman found

(Source: Ector County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Ector County Sheriff's Department)

Authorities found the body of Maria "Nena" Mendez, 66, who was reported missing last week was found Sunday night.

Her body was found behind a home in the 2500 block of Kimberlite Road around 5:30 p.m.

The primary search included the use of K-9 tracking dogs, a horseback mounted patrol and a DPS helicopter which yielded no results.

An autopsy will be performed this week.

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