Search for missing Nibley woman called off

LOGAN — The search for a missing 36-year-old Nibley woman has been called off after her body was located in Summit County, Wednesday afternoon.  Amber Leishman Concoby-Sheperd was first reported missing by her family Tuesday.

Sheperd’s half-sister McKenzie Reeder said, “Amber has been found, unfortunately it turned out as we feared.”

Summit County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Bridge said a body matching Sheperd’s description was located in a hotel room in Coalville, Utah.  It appeared she had taken her own life. 

Bridge said an investigation will be conducted but it did not appear there was any foul play. 

Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said deputies first received a report of Sheperd’s disappearance Tuesday afternoon. She reportedly had left home and was last seen driving a tan 2001 Ford Econoline E350 van.

Deputies were able to “ping” her cell phone and see she was near Wellsville. When they attempted to “ping” it a second time, the phone had been turned off.

Peterson said deputies did not believe that she was abducted but had attempted to locate her by putting her photo and information into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center database.

“We know this is a difficult time and our hearts go out to the family,” said Peterson.

Reeder said Sheperd has been battling depression and had recently lost a brother, who passed away.

Family and friends had attempted to locate Sheperd through news media outlets and social media. 

Reeder said, “We appreciate everyone’s help.  This is a very emotional time for our family.”

Funeral services are being arranged. 

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