The Ottumwa Courier

August 15, 2013

Missing woman found

Courier staff writer

---- — OTTUMWA — The search for a missing Ottumwa woman ended Wednesday night when her body was found.

Georgia Joette Gum, 31, was reported missing Tuesday night. Police located her vehicle near Pioneer Ridge, south of Ottumwa shortly after 10:45 p.m. Wednesday.

Searchers found Gum about 200 yards from the vehicle about two hours later. Authorities say she died from what appears to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

An autopsy will be performed by the state medical examiner's office.