Family and friends of Natasha Winsor, whose body was found in a submerged vehicle on Tuesday, are devastated by the loss of a cherished family member.
SueAnn Hannam said Winsor — her younger sister — had a kind heart and laughed at everything, and she lived just a few doors away.
RCMP confirmed they pulled the Winsor's body from an SUV submerged near the causeway to New World Island.
Winsor's husband of five years identified the body late Tuesday afternoon.
Earlier in the week, Twillingate RCMP issued a missing person alert for Winsor, 24, after she left Twillingate on Sunday for her home in Embree and never arrived at her destination.
According to family, Winsor had been visiting her brother in Twillingate on Sunday and left to return home to Embree around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Police say the SUV was discovered Tuesday morning during low tide when a truck driver was passing over the causeway and noticed a tire sticking out of the water. The driver alerted authorities.
Emergency crews covered the vehicle with an orange tarp before pulling it out of the water.
Once the vehicle was back on the road, Winsor's body was removed and taken away in an ambulance.
Locals and police said the stretch of road near Summerford where Winsor's vehicle was discovered isn't known to be particularly dangerous, but it was foggy the night she was travelling.
Police said the vehicle apparently went out of control and ended up in the ocean. .