A body found on the Lake Michigan shore Saturday has been identified as that of Amanda Hanover, a Michigan woman reported missing last week.
Her body was discovered on the rocks just south of the Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave., Saturday afternoon, spotted by a person who was flying a kite in the park.
Lt. James Beller said the Kenosha County Medical Examiner confirmed Monday morning that the body was that of 39-year-old Hanover. He said an autopsy was conducted Monday.
Police began searching for Hanover last week after her vehicle was discovered abandoned in HarborPark.
Hanover’s car was discovered parked on Fisherman Drive March 20. A police officer at first ticketed the car for a parking violation just before 5 p.m. on March 20. When the vehicle was still parked in the same place hours later, officers took a closer look and saw keys locked in the vehicle, along with a phone and clothing.
Officers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle in Michigan, who said his daughter, Hanover, had been using the car, and that the family had not spoken to her since March 18.
Hanover, the mother of two children, had gone missing before. In March 2018, she disappeared from Arizona where she lived at the time. Her car was found in May 2018 in Calgary, Alberta. A month later, according to news reports at the time, she was found in a “distressed state” in a small town in New York.
In an interview with a television station when Hanover was missing last year, her mother said Hanover was struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack in 2017.
After her car was discovered last week, Kenosha Police searched the lakefront on foot, and Pleasant Prairie Police used a drone to search the shoreline. Police asked the public for help in finding her through media and social media posts, and on an electronic billboard on Interstate 94.