Ottawa Police have found the body of an elderly Stittsville woman, who had been missing since Sunday .

82-year-old Nelliya Karbisheva was discovered in a wooded area off Maple Grove Road, in Stittsville where police had been concentrating their search.

Karbisheva, an avid walker, had gone for a walk with her white miniature poodle on Sunday around noon.

The dog was found alive near the woman’s body and was brought to a vet.

Karbisheva’s daughter, Marina Ponomareva said her mother loved that dog and that the dog loved her and would not leave her side.