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Body of missing Maine mother found in New Hampshire

By Rachel Garrett, CNN
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Missing NH mom body found in pond
  • Missing Maine woman found in pond
  • Authorities consider the death "suspicious"
  • Woman's 14-month-old daughter was found alive in car

(CNN) -- The body of a missing Maine woman was discovered in a New Hampshire pond Wednesday and police are treating the death as suspicious.

Krista Dittmeyer, 20, was found near Cranmore Mountain, New Hampshire Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said.

She was reported missing Saturday morning after a passerby found her car running and her 14-month-old daughter in the back seat. The child was unharmed, police said, but the car door was open and the hazard lights were blinking.

New Hampshire police, fire and rescue personnel worked with New Hampshire Fish and Game staffers and police dogs to search the area. The FBI in New Hampshire also joined the investigation Tuesday.


Earlier in the week, officials drained another pond in the area but focused Wednesday on Duck Pond, which is used for snowmaking at Cranmore Mountain.

Police are urging anybody with information about Dittmeyer's whereabouts from Friday evening until Saturday to contact the Conway Police department of New Hampshire State Police.

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