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'Our thoughts go out to Maher’s family and friends as they grieve'

EUGENE, Ore. - Dolores Maher's family reported her missing early Wednesday morning.

The 76-year-old left home for the market Tuesday afternoon at 2.

More than twelve hours later, she had not returned.

Someone spotted her car upside down in the McKenzie River off Deerhorn Road at 11 a.m.

The sheriff's office found her dead inside the partially submerged vehicle.

"Our thoughts go out to Maher’s family and friends as they grieve," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "The Lane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death along with the Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office."