UPDATED – 7/2/19 – A celebration of life will be held for Linda Bravo at 12 noon on Friday, July 5 at the Ocean View Chapel of Melson Funeral Services on Muddy Neck Road. Friends and family may visit after 11 AM. Since Linda loved her rescue dogs as family, in lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions in Linda’s name to https://bestfriends.org
UPDATED – 6/29/19, 1:15 p.m. – The body discovered this past Friday in the canal between Bayshore Drive and Rebecca Road in South Bethany was that of Linda Lee Bravo who had been missing for two weeks. Police said divers later located her Mercedes GLK 350 which was removed on Saturday.
The state police Collision Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident which they say apparently happened on June 14 around 12:57 a.m. Police say she had been driving north on York Road approaching Rebecca Road. At the end of York Road is a canal-access ramp just beyond Rebecca Road.
For unknown reasons, after passing Rebecca Road, police say, the Mercedes continued north where it entered the canal-access ramp, struck and ran through a cable wire which was stretched across the entrance, and entered the canal. Once in the canal, the Mercedes sank to the bottom.
The crash continues to remain under investigation by the state police. Bravo’s family thanks everyone who reached out to them and assisted during this difficult time.
UPDATED – 6/29/19 – Emergency personnel were called to a canal in South Bethany Friday evening just after 5:30. Police say a body was discovered in a canal in the area of Bayshore Drive. There has been no confirmation that it is Linda Bravo, the woman who was last seen two weeks ago. However this is close to the last known location of her vehicle and where Bravo’s cell phone was last pinged. The body has been turned over to the Division of Forensic Science to determine identity and cause of death. Bravo’s white, Mercedes SUV has not been found.
Multiple agencies are on the scene in South Bethany after a body was discovered in the canal between Bayshore Drive and Rebecca Road around 5:40 p.m. today. Investigators and divers are searching the canal for clues.
The medical examiner is also on scene.