Police await autopsy results on body found in Kinderhook


KINDERHOOK – A body found in the area of Old Post Road and State Route 9H in the Town of Kinderhook on Saturday remains positively identified and authorities in Columbia County are trying to determine if it is that of a woman reported missing at the beginning of the month.
The Criminal Investigative Branch of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office developed information during the course of investigating a missing person case, which led them to the Old Post Road area.  After a short but extensive search, Investigators discovered the remains of an adult female. 
The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of making a positive identification of the body and is not commenting on whether it may be Halle Schmidt, 21, who was reported missing on September 2. 

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