ELLSWORTH — The body of a 24-year-old woman was found in the woods behind the library Monday afternoon. Police believe she took her own life.
Police had received a call from the woman’s sister around 3:30 p.m., reporting that the 24-year-old had had an argument with family members and was upset when she left the house around 2:30 p.m.
The sister who left the house had reportedly recently attempted to take her own life, according to police, and the caller “feared she may attempt to harm herself.”
The 24-year-old’s body was found in the wooded area along the banks of the Union River a short time later.
Police said she “apparently died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” and they reported that a 9-millimeter Glock handgun was found at the scene.