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Missing Indiana woman found dead in Ogle County


A missing Indiana woman is found dead Tuesday morning in an Ogle County landfill. 

The Ogle County Sheriff's Office says an 80-year-old woman named Smire Negishi was found along with her car in Orchard Hills Landfill. 

Investigators say they got a call early Tuesday morning about an elderly man walking around in the area. Deputies say that man was 82-year-old Eiichi Negishi, the elderly woman's husband. He was taken to a Rockford hospital for treatment. 

It was then police learned the man and his wife were reported missing Monday out of West Lafayette, Ind. After learning that, they found Smire's body. 

A cause for death is pending. Officials do not suspect foul play. 

More details about the death investigation were not immediately available. 13 News has confirmed that Mr. Negishi is a chemistry research at Purdue University. He has been with Purdue for more than 30 years and received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2010. 

13 News will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they become available. 

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