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Woman’s Body Found in Vehicle Pulled From Lake Grapevine

The body of a woman was found in a vehicle pulled from Lake Grapevine Friday, police say.

The car was confirmed to belong to 66-year-old Joyce Payne who had been missing for two weeks.

Officials did not yet confirm the identity of the woman in the car, but there is little reason to believe it would be anyone other than the missing woman.

A team using sonar equipment at Lake Grapevine found the vehicle submerged nearly 400 feet from the flooded shoreline.

According to Grapevine police, dive teams confirmed the make, model and license plate number match the SUV owned by Payne.

Payne left her home the morning of May 3 in a 2003 silver Chevy Trailblazer with Texas license plate DV1 5449, police said. She left her purse, phone and medications behind, police said.

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