Tragic ending in the hunt for missing Eolia woman

Jennifer Bogert

A large-scaled search for a missing Eolia woman ended Sunday, Feb. 17 when she was found dead in a creek near her home.

Jennifer Bogert, 48, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head from a small caliber handgun found at the scene, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department Captain Mike Huffman.

“It will be investigated and there will be follow-up but it appears to be an obvious suicide,” Huffman said Monday, Feb. 18.

Authorities have not found a reason for why Bogert apparently took her life, Huffman added.

Bogert’s husband, Paul Bogert last saw his wife when he left for work at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, Huffman said.

When Bogert didn’t report to work at the Doris Twellman CPA office in Bowling Green, concerned co-workers called her husband.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:39 am