Port Angeles woman found dead

Natural causes suspected as cause of death

Margaret “Maggie” O’Brien.

Margaret “Maggie” O’Brien.

PORT ANGELES — A woman reported missing on Friday morning was found dead that evening, the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.

Margaret “Maggie” O’Brien, 73, was found deceased about 100 yards into a wooded area in the area of upper Mount Pleasant Road, the sheriff’s office said.

The cause of death is suspected to be of natural causes, the office said.

O’Brien’s husband had reported her missing from their home on the 300 block of Dietz Road at about 6:17 a.m. Friday.

The last time he had seen her was the night before, prior to their going to bed, deputies said.

She was not at the house in the morning.

Their shared vehicle remained at the house and it was believed that O’Brien had wandered off, deputies said, adding that she was unfamiliar with the area since the couple had recently moved there.

Clallam County Search and Rescue was activated that morning and search efforts begun for the woman described as 5-feet-three-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds with curly gray hair.

Searchers found her body at about 6:30 p.m.

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