54-year-old woman who disappeared on Northwest Side found dead, San Antonio police say

Joanna Y. Chao was found dead hours after SAPD asked for public’s help in finding her

Joanna Chao, 54. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department’s search for a missing woman has come to a tragic end.

Joanna Y. Chao, 54, was found dead Friday evening after SAPD asked for the public’s help in searching for her.

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Police said Friday that she was last seen on the Northwest Side.

Monday morning, police confirmed that officers found her body and the Medical Examiner’s office has ruled her death a suicide.

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