For a man who has lived in thorp for 86 years, he has a right to be fond of his hometown...
"This is the most wonderful place in the world to live. Not just in this nation, but in the world," said Dean Hubbard, a resident of Thorp.
But when Christine Rudy's remains were identified, he and other people were stunned.
"It just knocked the wind out of everybody because I guess you think it can't happen here."
Now that Rudy's remains have been positively identified, some people in Thorp are feeling a little uneasy, about what may have happened to her.
"It is awful scary. If my husband id gone for awhile I have the door locked or something," said Judith Gwiazda.
Investigators say her husband, Shaun Rudy, said he was the last to see her on November 12th when he left her along a road in a forest 12 miles from their home.
Rudy says she was let out of the car at her request, after they were arguing.
Detectives say the investigation into Rudy's disappearance has changed from a missing persons case to a criminal investigation.