A body tentatively identified as a missing 21-year-old Gig Harbor woman was found today in a heavily wooded area in the northern part of the city.
Whitney Lee Schaefer was reported missing Dec. 26. She was last seen four days earlier leaving her job to catch a bus to Tacoma.
Police say they are unsure whether she ever boarded the bus.
Although the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released a cause of death, police say there does not appear to be signs of violence.