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Family was concerned about missing Michigan sister

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A woman's mummified body is found in her home after it went into foreclosure. (Source: CNN) A woman's mummified body is found in her home after it went into foreclosure. (Source: CNN)
PONTIAC, MI (WNEM) -

A Massachusetts 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 of Carver, Mass., tells The Associated Press 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 the garage of Farrenkopf's home. Logan believes it's 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.

Meanwhile, voting records are raising questions amid an investigation into the discovery of the woman's mummified body.

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.

Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard says the information must be checked out.

A contractor sent by the bank that holds the mortgage discovered in the rear seat of a vehicle while doing a walk-through at the house in Pontiac.

An autopsy was performed and found no trauma to the body. A cause of death has yet to be determined.

Neighbors have told investigators that they haven't seen the woman who lived in the house and believed she moved away at least three years ago. They say the woman kept to herself.

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