Missing woman's body found

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Elizabeth Bert

The body of a missing 85-year-old woman suffering from Alzheimer’s and diabetes was found just before noon today.

Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said that searchers found the body of Elizabeth Bert at 11:55 a.m. in the 2000 block of Clarkston Drive, more than two miles from the House of Life Personal Care Home at 3524 Wrightsboro Road, where she wandered away Thursday morning.

The woman’s body was found in a wooded area about 50 to 75 yards from the street. She was pronounced dead at 12:15 p.m.

After talking to witnesses who had seen the woman in the area, searchers began conducting a grid search until the body was found. An autopsy is scheduled at the Augusta GBI lab on Monday.

Mr. Bowen said that the coroner’s office does not believe foul play was involved in the woman’s death.

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