Missing woman lost in snowstorm found deceased

A missing 34-year-old woman, Amanda Michayluk from Maidstone, was found deceased yesterday.

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RCMP report the woman was found by civilians who were assisting with the search and rescue operation. She was located in a farmer’s field accessed by a non-maintained grid road.
 
Maidstone RCMP have determined that Michayluk attempted to walk home early Thursday morning during a snow storm and got lost while walking southbound in deep snow on a non-maintained grid road in white out conditions.
 
She had been reported missing in the early hours of Thursday, Jan. 10, from a rural location located 5 km south of Maidstone. She had been collecting firewood with her father when their vehicle got stuck in snow. She walked away to get help and has not been heard from since.
 
In yesterday’s release, it was reported Maidstone RCMP followed her foot prints to a nearby range road where it appeared she was picked up by an unknown vehicle. Today’s release indicates she was located approximately four km from where she was last seen walking. It appears she died of exposure and hypothermia and no foul play is suspected. 
 
The family and the Maidstone RCMP have expressed their thanks Maidstone Fire and Rescue, Maidstone EMS, Lloydminster Rescue Squad, Saskatchewan Coroner's Office and to friends and who helped with the search.

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