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BREAKING: Body Found During Search For Missing South Jersey Woman

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(Renee Sheppard.  Family photo provided)

(Renee Sheppard. Family photo provided)

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By Kim Glovas

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) –Police in Washington Township, Gloucester County, say a body has been found during a search for a missing Sewell, NJ woman.

According to Washington Township police, a body of a woman was located within the past half hour, however the identity has not been released.

Authorities are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

Police resumed their search for clues to the whereabouts of Renee Sheppard, 39, who disappeared last Thursday.  She was last seen leaving her home on Miller Drive, headed for a walk along a creek in a nearby woods.  She was carrying a book and a cell phone.

She never returned home.

Police captain Richard Leonard says authorities want to make sure they didn’t miss anything in the area which was first searched last week.

Sheppard is described as white, 5′ 4″ tall and about 110 pounds, with reddish brown hair and hazel eyes.

She was last seen wearing dark pants, a black shirt, and a tan jacket.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to call police at 856-256-1212.

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