Body of missing woman found in Berks Co.

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Published: Sep 29 2012 03:34:55 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2012 05:56:11 AM EDT
Lake Ontelaunee in Berks County
MAIDENCREEK TOWNSHIP, Pa. -

The Northern Berks Regional Police and the Berks County Coroner's office said the body of a woman was found near Lake Ontelaunee in Maidencreek Township Saturday.

The coroner said the body was identified as Rebecca Mertz, 31, of Blandon.

Police said a search and rescue team was conducting a coordinated search in the area and came across the body.

The body was found in the area where an intense search for Mertz was being conducted just over a week ago. It's also near where officials found her abandoned car.

The coroner's office said Mertz's death was a suicide.