The Cass County Sheriff's office confirmed in a press release that Sandra Root's body had been found.

Root had been reported missing last Sunday by her family after they had not heard from her for several days. 

Deputies had searched properties along with family members, but weather conditions delayed further searches. 

Friday afternoon Root's body was found in the Platte River near her home. The Yutan Water Rescue Team was called and were able to retrieve the body.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.