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Boston woman: Family was concerned about sister likely dead for years in Detroit-area garage

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In this photo taken on March 7, 2014, police tape is scene outside a home in Pontiac, Mich., where the mummified body of a woman was found in the garage. Paula Logan has said the body found last week in Pontiac is that of Pia Farrenkopf, her sister. Authorities investigating the discovery haven't released her name, but they have said that the woman apparently died in 2008 at the age of 49. The Detroit Free Press reports voting records show Farrenkopf as voting in the November 2010 gubernatorial election. Officials say, however, that it may represent an administrative error. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Daniel Mears) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUT MANDATORY CREDIT.The Associated Press

A Boston woman who believes a mummified body found in a Detroit-area garage is her sister's remains says the family had tried for years to find her.

Paula Logan tells The Associated Press that she asked police in Pontiac, Mich., to visit the home of Pia Farrenkopf a few years ago. Officers told her they found nothing amiss.

The body of the woman, who may have died in 2008, was discovered last week in a Jeep in the garage of Farrenkopf's home. Logan believes it is Farrenkopf, but authorities haven't confirmed an identity.

Logan says her sister was self-employed and traveled the world as a financial trouble-shooter. She says she called Farrenkopf repeatedly when their mother died in 2012 but couldn't reach her.

Farrenkopf would have turned 50 this year.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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