Body of missing North County mother found in minivan

ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- The body of a woman who was reported missing over the weekend was found Thursday in her parked minivan, family members said

A team searching for 43-year-old Christie Donehue found her vehicle on at 19320 Lake Drive in Del Dios around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. A San Diego County Sheriff’s Department official said a woman’s body was inside the vehicle with license plates that matched a missing person’s report.

The woman's family identified the deceased person as Donehue, who went missing on Thursday, November 29. Her son Michael told FOX 5 on Sunday that she was going to see a doctor in Oceanside but never returned. The family had posted "missing" flyers around the area.

Christie Donehue went missing after leaving for a doctor's appointment in Oceanside and never returning.