LOS GATOS (CBS SF) — California Highway Patrol officers have discovered the body of a missing Boulder Creek woman amid the underbrush along a Santa Cruz Mountain roadway.

Boulder Creek resident Sara Youhas, 73, had been reported missing on Tuesday evening.

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Officers responded to a call of a possible hit-and-run victim along Bear Creek Road in the mountains southwest of Los Gatos around 9:44 a.m. Thursday.

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Investigators said Youhas apparently was hit as she walked along Bear Creek Road and was knocked down an embankment. She was pronounced dead at the scene Thursday morning.

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CHP was asking that anyone with information about the crash and/or the identity of the involved vehicle and/or its driver to contact CHP at (831) 662-0511 or (831) 796-2160.