Missing woman found dead in Mason County

A 52-year-old woman who was previously reported missing was found dead, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

Jenna Marie Kelly Allred was reported missing Thursday after texting her boyfriend and saying that she was going for a walk. She never returned.

Her car was found abandoned at a Green Diamond Resource Company gate on Southeast Lynch Road near train tracks Friday morning in Shelton.

Allred’s purse, keys and cellphone were inside the car.

Surveillance footage showed Allred leaving her home in her car Thursday around 11 a.m. Investigators learned her car was seen parked at the gate around 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The sheriff’s office said the clothing Allred was wearing didn’t appear suitable for long exposure to cold, wet overnight conditions.

Deputies confirmed that Allred had been found deceased on Saturday.

MCSO says it is unable to provide further details, as this is still an ongoing investigation.

“We wish to thank everyone that responded to assist in the search for her and were forming search parties this morning,” said MSCO in a Facebook post. “Additionally (we) want to thank our local surrounding agencies that came on a quick notice to assist in search operations.”

This is a developing story.

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