Missing woman found dead on UNI campus

Missing woman found dead on UNI campus

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Courtney Elsbernd is described as a 27-year-old white female, 5 feet 3 inches tall and approximately 145 pounds with blue eyes and curly dark blonde hair. She is driving a red Ford Ecosport bearing either no plates, a Witham dealer plate or Iowa license plate IQL831.

WATERLOO – A missing Waterloo woman has been found dead in Cedar Falls.

On Sunday, Waterloo police sought the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Courtney Elsbernd, who was last seen on Thursday.

On Monday, University of Northern Iowa officials indicated that she was found dead in her vehicle in a remote parking lot on the campus late Sunday.

No foul play is suspected.

“The University is deeply saddened by the news of Courtney’s passing and extends condolences to her family,” UNI officials said in a prepared statement.

Students wanting to visit with someone may contact the counseling center at 319-273-2676. For faculty and staff, the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers confidential support and is available at 1-800-327-4692


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