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- Volunteers found a body that matched the description of missing Ennis woman Emily Wade late Monday morning, police say.
- Wade went missing the night of Jan. 5.
- Police said they wouldn't know the exact cause of death until after the medical examiner released it's report.
A volunteer search party found a body late Monday morning that matched the description of 38-year-old Emily Wade, who went missing Jan. 5, police say.
Volunteers discovered the body in a creek bed that police said flooded the night Wade was last seen alive.
The body will be transported to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and positive identification, police said.
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Ennis police said they wouldn't know the cause of death until the medical examiner released a report, but felt "that it will be an accident."
Wade left a friend's house the night of Jan. 5 and wasn't seen alive again, police said. The next morning, Wade missed her shift waiting tables at an Ennis Chili's restaurant.
The Ennis Police Department thanked the other agencies and volunteers that have helped search for Wade since Jan. 5.