Cause of death revealed of woman who went missing during tornadoes

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HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – The cause of death was revealed of a 71-year-old woman who went missing during the Memorial Day tornado outbreak and was later found dead near a creek.

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According to Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger, Catherine Clayburn died of an accidental drowning.

Clayburn was missing for over a week after the tornado outbreak when she was found covered by piles of brush and debris next to creek connected to the Stillwater River.

EquuSearch, a national organization specializing in locating missing persons, was called in to assist in the search near Shiloh Drive and Blue Ridge Drive near where Clayburn was found.

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