A missing 87-year-old woman that suffered from Alzheimer's and dementia was found dead in the snow Thursday morning.
According to authorities, on Mar. 22nd at 4:30 am, police dispatchers received a call in reference to a missing person.
Officials say relatives of an 87-year-old woman, who resided at the Oak Grove Mobile Park, called police after they realized she was not home.
The woman, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, was last seen by relatives at around midnight according to police.
Despite the harsh weather conditions, a wide scale search was initiated by the Toms River Police Department, East Dover Fire & EMS, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Division.
Regrettably, at 6:20 a.m., the woman was found deceased in the snow about a mile away from her home.
The cause of death is not immediately known, however, investigators do not suspect any criminal activity at this time.