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Body Found is Missing Hoopeston Woman

HOOPESTON/WATSEKA-- Upset and unsatisfied with the investigation.

That's what, 33-year-old Amanda Walters-Pentecost's family says, after her body was found.

It was actually a hunter who found Amanda's body Sunday afternoon, off of Rt. 9, southeast of Hoopeston.

She was first reported missing on January 31st, and now the family says they need answers.  

The family wants to know why the Hoopeston Police Department didn't search more aggressively.

Her family says they can't understand how Amanda's body was found in that spot.

Susan Roberts, Amanda's stepmother, said they looked in that exact place several times and never found a single trace or lead.

The family now says they don't know how Amanda, who was missing for 24 days, was so close to town without any authorities ever finding her.

'Mandy' is what the family called her.

Her sister, Makiesha Roberts, said they're all upset with the way the
Hoopeston PD handled the investigation.

She adds there are many questions, still left unanswered.

A tough time for the family, as this isn't the first time they have gone through this.

Just eight years ago, Amanda's cousin was also found frozen.

Preliminary autopsy results show Amanda's cause of death, looks to be from cold exposure.

Toxicology tests are still pending.

We reached out to Hoopeston Police, hey referred us to the Vermilion County Sheriff's Office.

We talked to those investigator on the scene Sunday, they told us at this point foul play is not suspected.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic has the details.