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Sandra Root, a 70-year-old Cass County woman who had been missing a week, has been found dead,.

Family members spotted the woman's body around 4 p.m. Friday in the Platte River. The family posted Friday night on Facebook, "It is with heavy hearts we let you know she has gone to be with her loving husband in heaven."

The family thanked people for their thoughts, prayers and other efforts.

The Nebraska State Patrol issued an endangered missing advisory for Root on March 6. She was last seen near her home near South Bend at 8:30 p.m. on March 2.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine her cause of death.

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Julie Koch is night editor.

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