Body, Likely That of Missing Woman, Found in Malibu Home

MALIBU (CNS) - Authorities today found a body believed to be that of missing woman Julia Christine Snyder in a crawl space in a home in Malibu.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the 4300 block of Ocean View Drive at about 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, according to Deputy Eric Ortiz of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Information Bureau.

The body was found in a crawl space and is believed to have been there since Feb. 8, when Julia Snyder was last seen, according to an ABC7 report that cited officials, but Deputy Marvin Crowder of the Sheriff's Information Bureau could not confirm that.

Snyder, who suffered from bipolar disorder, was last seen near her home at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 8, according to the department. Investigators and volunteers had been searching the area around the home for Snyder since then.

Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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