Body of missing woman found in Waynesboro

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Updated: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:14:55 EST

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Waynesboro police say they found the body of a missing Alzheimer's patient in the laundry room of a nearby house.

Police Chief Augustus Palmer III told the Augusta Chronicle ( ) no arrests have been made in the death of 77-year-old Arletha Diane Bennett. Police say the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called to help probe the woman's death.

Bennett, a retired teacher, was reported missing Jan. 16 after leaving her home.

Details on the woman's cause of death are unclear.


Information from: The Augusta Chronicle ,

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