An Eastlake woman, who went missing on the 19th of August, was positively id'd as 30-year-old Hillary Sharma late this afternoon.
BEDFORD -- An Eastlake woman, who went missing on the 19th of August, was positively id'd as 30-year-old Hillary Sharma late this afternoon.
The community planned on rallying around Sharma this Sunday in Bedford Commons and organizers still plan to hold a vigil in the center of downtown to honor her memory.
Crews worked tirelessly for three hours Thursday night to recover a body from the Cuyuahoga River at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, just north of of the Highland Road bridge.
Two park rangers, as part of a 30 person search effort on the ground, found the body
The rangers were looking for 30-year-old Eastlake woman Hillary Sharma in a place friends say she enjoyed catching picturesque scenes as a photographer.
Late Friday afternoon, the Cuyahoga Co. Medical Examiner reported the body belonged to Sharma.
The full blown search began about a week ago, just after midnight Friday the 22nd, her car was discovered at the Boston Store Visitors Center parking lot.
The next day, Saturday the 23rd, hundreds from across NE Ohio joined the effort, by foot and by kayak in the Cuyahoga River. Kayaking experts were called in to assist.
By Monday the 25th, even drones by air were in play.
One of the last people who spoke with Sharma was her best friend Shannon Bartlett."I spoke with her Monday night... told her I would text her Tuesday Morning and I haven't heard from her," Bartlett told Channel 3 the Saturday after Sharma's car was discovered at the CVNP.
The last time anyone saw Sharma was Tuesday the 19th in Bedford... the place friends say Sharma graduated from Highschool and worked. It's a place where the news is likely hitting pretty hard.
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