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Body of missing Penngrove woman found in Pt. Reyes National Seashore

The body of a Penngrove woman missing for more than two years has been found, and her death is being investigated as a homicide, a Sonoma County sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

The remains of Annie Bailly, 63, were discovered Feb. 17 by motorists in a Marin County car crash who spotted the body over an embankment at Point Reyes National Seashore, just outside Point Reyes Station, Sgt. Spencer Crum said.

Bailly was identified in part through dental records and Sonoma County detectives began looking into what is suspected to be a case of foul play, Crum said.

The news of her discovery was released Tuesday after investigators conducting searches and poring over her Davis Lane home started to attract attention, Crum said.

So far, there are no named suspects and no arrests.

'Nobody is ruled out at this point,' Crum said.

Bailly was reported missing by her husband, Kerry Bailly, on Dec. 7, 2014. Her car, keys and purse were left at her Davis Lane home.

Despite a search and a reward, her disappearance remained a mystery until February of this year.

Motorists in a crash near Lagunitas Creek off Platform Bridge Road, between Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and Petaluma-Point Reyes Road, spotted a body over an embankment. Marin County sheriff's deputies recovered the skeletal remains.

An autopsy was completed in Marin County.

A cause of death was not released but evidence suggests Bailly was murdered, Crum said.

He would not say where investigators think she was killed.

Sonoma County detectives are working with the FBI and the National Park Service because Bailly's remains were found in parkland managed by the federal government.

Bailly's husband said Tuesday detectives have long considered him a suspect. Annie Bailly was seeking a divorce when she went missing.

But Kerry Bailly, 73, maintains his wife was suicidal and possibly killed herself.

He complained detectives won't tell him how she died. This week they trashed his house and shop, tearing up hardwood flooring in search of evidence, he said.

'I have cooperated with everything,' he said. 'Now they have wrecked my house. I'm suing them.'

Early Wednesday, Crum responded.

"Our detectives are leaving no stones unturned in an effort to find Annie's killer," he said in a texted response to a question.

You can reach Staff Writer Paul Payne at 707-568-5312 or paul.payne@pressdemocrat.com. On Twitter @ppayne.

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