A car went off the road and plunged nearly 300 feet down a mountainside, but it was something way across the ravine that got the attention of some neighbors who spotted the car hidden in the brush.
"When I looked up I could just see the hubcaps," said Krista Cartwright.
Cartwright said she noticed that someone had dumped gravel and dirt near her home. She and her boyfriend came to take a closer look and noticed something at the bottom of the steep ravine south of Marion.
The couple could only see the wheels of the car from the edge of the roadway, so they climbed down to investigate. Inside they made a gruesome discovery -- a woman, dead.
"You can kind of see the trail where the car had traveled down to that spot. Where it looks like it went off if you don't know the road you think it would travel on straight. It looks like she created off and went over," said Cartwright.
Police said the vehicle is the same car and license tag that Elizabeth Stonger was last seen driving when she left a Walmart in Belmont more than six weeks ago.
Belmont police said they searched an area just a few miles away by helicopter where her cellphone last pinged off a tower but they never found the car.
People who live along the dead-end road have more questions than answers about how she may have ended up there.
"It's a mystery. Everybody around her knows everybody and nobody knows who this woman is and the same people have lived down here for many, many years," said neighbor Heather Church.
"No idea. I find this unbelievable," said neighbor Cecil Church.
Investigators said the body was so badly decomposed they will have to do an autopsy to make positive identification but one officer said they did find Stonger's driver's license in the car.