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Scarsdale Woman Found Dead In Panama

Friends of Catherine Johannet of Scarsdale hung this poster in hopes of finding the 23-year-old who was missing in Panama.
Friends of Catherine Johannet of Scarsdale hung this poster in hopes of finding the 23-year-old who was missing in Panama. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  A large-scale search for a Scarsdale woman missing in Panama ended Sunday when officials found her body on Bastimento Island, according to multiple sources.

The body of Catherine Johannet, who was last seen around 10 a.m.Thursday on Isla Colon was discovered on an island trail Sunday afternoon, officials said.

A cause of death has yet to be released.

Johannet, 23, who had been staying at Bocas del Toro, was reported missing by her friends, who also hung posters across the area in hopes of finding her, said Newsroom Panama.

The widespread search involved volunteers and agents of the National Police, the National Civil Protection Agency, and the Bocas del Toro Fire Department.

Johannet was reportedly heading to Red Frog Beach and had planned to return in the afternoon, said Newsroom Panama.

She had been staying in a hostel on Bocas del Toro, where her belongings were found.

Her family is reportedly on the way to Panama.

Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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