A body located earlier this week west of Perris was determined to be that of a 65-year-old Menifee woman reported missing earlier this month, but no foul play is suspected in her death, authorities said Friday, Aug. 27.
“At this time in the investigation, detectives ... think it's possible she succumbed to a medical emergency or non-criminal trauma,” Menifee police Lt. Denise Keith said regarding the death of Karen Winteringham.
The victim's remains were located by passersby Tuesday afternoon in a rural area near the Perris city limits. An autopsy was pending to determine the exact cause of death.
According to Keith, the victim's family members reported her missing Aug. 4 after she left home without her mobile phone and not telling anyone where she was going.