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Missing Nashua woman confirmed dead in car wreck

Union Leader Correspondent

July 15. 2013 11:48AM


Police have confirmed that Sarah McCormack, the Nashua woman missing for more than two weeks, died from a single-vehicle crash along Temple Street.


McCormack’s body was discovered in her overturned 1991 Saab around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday across from 103 Temple St. The vehicle, which was totaled, was found on its roof and slightly hidden within heavy vegetation, according to police.


“The collision reconstruction team was called out, and is working with the New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office and Nashua Fire Rescue to conduct the investigation,” said Lt. Michael Moushegian of the Nashua Police Department.


An autopsy was performed on the body, confirming it is McCormack, 29, who has been missing since June 26.


“The cause and manner of death is undetermined,” according to a release issued by police on Monday.


Moushegian explained that the accident likely occurred on or around June 26, explaining it may be difficult to conduct certain tests on the body because it wasn’t located until nearly three weeks later.


Toxicology results may not be available to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. Police are still trying to determine if speed may have played a role in the accident.


Last Friday, police issued a release about the missing woman, urging the public for assistance. At the time, police say it was highly unusual for McCormack to not have regular contact with her family.


All law enforcement agencies in New England had been notified of McCormack’s disappearance, and she was included in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database for missing persons.


Moushegain said earlier that he had hoped the case would have a positive outcome. The accident remains under investigation by police. Authorities said previously they do not believe McCormack was the victim of a crime, or that any foul play was involved.


Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact police at 594-3500, or the Nashua crime line at 589-1665.

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