RIDGECREST - A woman who had been missing was found dead in a mine shaft just outside of Kern County Monday.
Sandra Jean McKinney, 71, went missing Sunday. After a search, her body was recovered from an abandoned mine shaft in the area of Red Mountain in San Bernardino County, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office report.
Due to the suspicious nature surrounding McKinney's disappearance, homicide investigators assumed the investigation, the report said.
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