A female hunter, out bow-hunting in a rural area of Ingham County, has been found dead.

The Lansing State Journal is reporting today that the body of 55 year-old Nhia Zong was found Thursday in a tree stand in the Dansville State Gaming area in Leslie.  Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

"There is nothing out of place.  There are no signs of anything other than a natural cause right now," said Rob Dale, Ingham County's deputy emergency manager.  The investigation is continuing, though.

The Lansing woman was reported missing by her family late Wednesday after she didn't return home as scheduled.   A second search by police and a K-9 unit, found the woman perched in the tree.  She was in full camouflage and not easily seen.  Dense fog also hindered search efforts.

Zong, described as an avid hunter, was out alone in the woods.   Police say it is never a good idea to hunt alone.  They say hunting with a companion can provide help if problems arise.

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