Police found her Wednesday in the canal off Route 96A in Waterloo
State police have positively identified the body found in the canal in Waterloo as the missing woman from Naples, they announced Friday.
Monica Zello, 29, went missing on Nov. 18 and was last seen in Canandaigua. Three days later, troopers found her vehicle in the canal off of Route 96A in Waterloo.
Near the vehicle, they also found Zello's body.
The investigation into her death is ongoing, troopers say, and it's not clear what led up to her death.
The state police helicopter and numerous canine units assisted in the search for Zello. State police, working with Canandaigua city police, reported Wednesday afternoon that the vehicle Zello had been reported as driving had been found about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday off Route 96A in the town of Waterloo, Seneca County. The State Police Underwater Recovery Team retrieved the vehicle Wednesday morning and towed it to land.
Later in the day Wednesday, troopers reported finding a female body near where they found the vehicle, though they had not made a positive identification.