The body of Brooke Harris, 49, was discovered inside the vehicle in a church parking lot in El Dorado County on Wednesday evening.
Police say there is no indication of foul play in her death, and have cleared all family members of any involvement.
Brooke Harris was last seen alone at noon on Valentine’s day
Meanwhile it was revealed that Harris was a former nurse who surrendered her licence in 2016 after being caught drinking at work,but had recently had it reissued.
Records show that Harris was fired from a hospice in April 2014 after being found with vodka at work, saying she suffered severe anxiety about seeing her husband.
She surrendered her licence two years later, but in April 2018 she filed a petition to have it reinstated along with six letters of recommendation.
The petition was passed on January 10 with the licence to be reinstated on February 8, subject to a three-year probation,
Police have not made a connection between the licence being reissued and Brooke’s disappearance.
Brooke was last seen at theRed Hawk Casino in her gray 2015 Toyota Highlander in the car park at around 4.30pm on Thursday,when she appeared to be alone.
She was last seen in person by her daughter on February 13. She phoned her husband on the morning of February 14 before vanishing. Her cellphone was later found at home.