Two sisters and another woman said they were searching for missing 52-year-old Emily Noble when they made a gruesome discovery Wednesday evening. It happened around 7 p.m. off County Line Road near Crossings Drive. (WSYX/WTTE)

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Two sisters and another woman said they were searching formissing 52-year-old Emily Noble when they made a gruesome discovery Wednesday evening. It happened around 7 p.m. off County Line Road near Crossings Drive.

According to the 9-1-1 call, the women were looking for Noble when they spotted a body on its knees and it appeared the person had hung themselves in the woods.


Noble went missing in May
 and lived about a half-mile from where the body was found Wednesday evening.

Police said they are waiting for autopsy results to identify the body.

Detectives have not said the approximate time or manner of death

Neighbor Heather Dugan had talked with Noble previously and said it was tough to see the police and crime scene search team at the scene.

“I couldn’t bring myself to linger very long. Just everybody is waiting to find out, everybody has been part of this a long time,” Dugan said. “You hate to let your brain go to the worst. But just a very sweet woman, kind of guileless, very open to people.”

Tom Weisand was out walking when he saw the ambulance leave the scene.

“It’s just a mystery. She lived here and then she was gone. I guess that stuff happens but you think about it more when it is one street down from yours. Everybody wants to have closure. That is the worst feeling. The most uneasy feeling ever,” Weisand said.