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December 07, 2020

Philly native, rideshare driver found dead in Allentown

Eleanor Camacho, 58, was reported missing last week

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Eleanor Camacho Salisbury Township Police Department/Facebook

Eleanor Camacho, 58, was found dead inside her vehicle in Allentown on Sunday. The rideshare driver had been missing since last Thursday.

A part-time Uber and Lyft driver who went missing last Thursday in the Lehigh Valley was found dead inside her car on Sunday afternoon, according to authorities.

The Salisbury Township Police Department had been requesting assistance in locating 58-year-old Eleanor Camacho since she disappeared last week. She is a resident of Salisbury Township and is originally from Philadelphia.

Camacho was last seen leaving her Salisbury Township apartment on the 1100 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard. Investigators said Camacho was believed to have left to pick up a requested trip from Uber or Lyft.

At around 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Camacho's silver Buick SUV was found in the area of Lumber and Turner streets in Allentown, police said. She was found dead inside in the vehicle, though police did not indicate whether she had suffered any apparent injuries.

One of Camacho's sons told The Morning Call that his mother's cell phone last pinged Thursday evening off a tower in the 700 block of Hamilton Street in Allentown, less than a mile from where she was found Sunday.

The circumstances of Camacho's death are being investigated by the Allentown Police Department, Lehigh County District Attorney's Office and the Salisbury Township Police Department.