An elderly woman has been found dead close to Combermere.

Killaloe OPP say they got a call around 11:30 Tuesday morning reporting a missing woman.  Police searched the area with help from Madawaska Valley Fire Department and Renfrew County Paramedics.  They located a body floating on the Madawaska River near Hyde’s Bay.

The woman has been identified as 78-year-old Irena Michalska from Ottawa.  The Office of the Chief Coroner and the Renfrew County Crime Unit are continuing the investigation.  A post-mortem examination has been scheduled.  Police are calling the death “non-suspicious” at this time.