Body of missing woman found

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003

NOME (AP) A woman reported missing from Unalakleet earlier this week was found dead.

Nome police confirmed the death of 19-year-old Sonya Ivanoff, recently from Unalakleet, on Thursday.

Ivanoff's body was discovered Wednesday evening, police chief Ralph Taylor said.

Police cordoned off a site north of town, just off the Beltz Highway. Police spent Thursday taking photographs and bagging evidence.

Taylor would not comment on the cause or circumstances of Ivanoff's death, saying only that police are actively investigating.

Ivanoff's body was been sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

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