FAIRFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Watching as Wardens search the Kennebec River, one family is hoping to find a body -- and find closure.
Cora Marley, 62, of Skowhegan, has been missing since Saturday night.
"I'm sure they'll find her eventually, and bring closure to all of this," said brother Richard Gagnon.
Police said her car was found in Martin Stream, a tributary of the Kennebec River in Fairfield off of Route 201.
Although they aren't why -- police believe she lost control of her vehicle when she was driving northbound on Route 201 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.
They think her car swerved into opposing traffic, went over a hill, and landed in the stream.
They don't believe she was wearing a seat belt -- and they don't believe she survived.
"At this point, she was the last known operator, so we have to assume it's a recovery," said Fairfield Police Officer Sgt. Matthew Bard.
Wardens said they are confident she will be found near the river -- but acknowledged it will be a challenge to find her.
"It's a dangerous situation because not only do you have to deal with the darkness and any other obstacles you run in to -- but you have to deal with the river current, as well," said Game Warden Lt. Dan Scott.
The Warden Service has been conducting aerial and aquatic searches. Divers have been using sonar imaging, and a special K9 unit trained to smell human scent coming up through the water has been deployed.
As they wait, the Marley's family said they wanted to thank the professionals and total strangers who have stepped in to help.
"We got people looking, people in boats, people on foot, people we don't even know," said niece Angie Marquis.
Relatives describe Marley, who is a twin, mother, and grandmother, as a woman with a lot of spunk and a lot of love for their tight-knit family.
"She loved us deeply, and we felt that love," said Gagnon.
Marley has one daughter, two grandsons, and five siblings. One of them, Ken Gagnon, is a former State Senator.