CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated that there were two bodies found in the Meramec River Monday. Jefferson County Police said there was only one found.
ARNOLD, Mo. – A woman’s body was found Monday in the Meramec River in Arnold. The body is that of 72-year-old Carol Schulte, according to her family. The family members said in a Facebook post that officials confirmed to them that the body was hers.
St. Louis County police confirmed Tuesday morning that Schulte’s body was found in a bend in the river near Cecos Lane. Police said she had no obvious signs of trauma. Officials were alerted to the scene at 5:26 p.m. Monday.
Schulte went for a hike last week along the Meramec and did not make it home. More than 150 people helped search for her last week. The family thanked everyone for their help.
This investigation is very active at this time. FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.