August 12, 2014, update.
Aaron Snell, Everett Police Department Public Information Officer, reported that Ethel O’Neil’s blue 1987 Chevy Nova was found by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office helicopter this afternoon.
“At approximately 3:15 pm this afternoon, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’ helicopter rescue team located the vehicle belonging to 89 year-old Ethel O’Neil who has been missing since July 16.”
“The flight crew investigated and found the occupant inside the vehicle to be deceased.”
“At this time, there is no identity of the occupant. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will take custody of the body to make identification and notify family as well as establish cause and manner of death.”