Volunteers who participated in search efforts this morning tell us the body was found partially submerged in a pond on West Main Haul Road off Highway 298 in Garland County. The location is not far from where Natzke's burned car was found.
"We don't have but one missing person in this area that I'm aware of," said A.L. Cornett, director of the Hot Springs Village Police Department.
Family members reported Natzke missing on December 23rd, the same day she didn't show up for work.
No one had seen her since leaving a Christmas party on the 21st. Then, a U.S. Forest Service service worker reported a burned car in the Ouachita National Forest.
It belonged to Natzke.
"It was amazing it took only that amount of time and it took police 9 days to find her," said Patrick Richardson, a search volunteer.
Patrick Richardson says police didn't do enough soon enough. Chief Cornett begs to differ.
"Those who know how deeply my officers feel, how hard they've worked, ought to be ashamed of themselves saying things about them that are not true," said Cornett.
When searchers found the body, the word spread quickly to Natzke's friends.
"Who would do something like this? A mean, vicious, psycho, crazy and all of the above, man, woman, man," said Patty Hathaway, Dawna's friend.
They all gathered at a place where the mother of three had planned spend New Year's Eve.
"She would never burn her own car and I know dang on well this girl would call me," said Hathaway.