Missing woman found dead in southern Kootenai County

<p><p>A 67-year-old woman who went missing on Halloween was found dead Friday in a rural area of southern Kootenai County.</p></p><p><p>Idaho State Police in coordination with Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office deputies located Ann Gragg next to a vehicle down a steep embankment on State Highway 3 near Medimont, said ISP Master Cpl. Mike Lininger. He said a dump truck driver traveling by noticed something “curious” down the embankment and called authorities.</p></p><p><p>Lininger said the vehicle went down the embankment, but there was no impact.</p></p><p><p>Her discovery was within “close proximity” of her last known location, according to an ISP news release.</p></p><p><p>Lininger said an autopsy is pending and he does not suspect foul play.</p></p><p><p>Gragg left the Quiet Nook Campground, located at 32887 S. Hwy 3 near Medimont, at about 5:30 p.m. Oct. 31 to purchase cigarettes from a nearby gas station, according to the sheriff’s office. She left the campground without a cellphone or her purse.</p></p><p><p>When she failed to return by 7 p.m., her husband started calling family members trying to find her, and her sister called law enforcement requesting a welfare check , the sheriff’s office said.</p></p><p><p>Lininger said Gragg’s husband was notified of her death.</p></p>