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Missing Navy Wife Found Dead 2 Years After Vanishing

SAN DIEGO (KDKA) -- Officials have identified a body pulled from the San Diego bay two months ago as Elizabeth Sullivan, a 31-year-old Navy wife and mother of two who had vanished two years before from her home, reports CBS San Diego.

Officers believe the woman was a murder victim but have not released many details.

Sullivan's body was found in the water in early October. Police have notified Sullivan's husband and family.

The woman went missing in 2014 and was last heard from via text. Her phone was later shut off. San Diego police's missing persons unit investigated, but weren't able to locate her.

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Her family hired a private investigator and used social media to try and spread the word about her disappearance. In an Oct. 2015 statement, they said the investigator had no leads and the case had gone "completely cold."

Sullivan's body was found just a few blocks from her home.

Police have not released a cause of death or why they suspect the woman was murdered, the station reports.

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