Search for Union City woman suspended after deputies find body in wrecked car

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MERCER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Investigators believe the body of a driver found in a wrecked car in a wooded area of Mercer County is that of missing Union City woman Shawna Ressler.

33-year-old Shawna Ressler was last seen on August 4 when she told witnesses she was driving from Union City to Celina for an appointment. She never arrived.

READ MORE: Woman reported missing out of Darke County

Around 1 pm Wednesday, the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office located a black Chevy Trailblazer that had crashed into a ditch and overturned in the 4300 block of Indiana State Line Road.

The SUV was registered to Ressler. The clothing of the victim found inside, as well as identifying marks on the body and personal belongings found in the vehicle lead investigators to believe that the remains belong to the missing woman.

Positive identification is still pending a forensic examination by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office.

In the meantime, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office has suspended their missing person investigation.

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