(WTXL) — The search for a missing elderly woman out of Washington County ended in tragedy Tuesday morning.
The Washington County Sheriff's office began searching for 79-year-old Carolyn Hogue Monday after she walked away from her Vernon home. Tuesday morning, crews continued the search and found Hogue's body.
“It deeply saddens me to inform you Ms. Hogue was found deceased this morning,” says Sheriff Kevin Crews. “Our hearts are with the family and we will continue to support them in any way they need. So many people have rallied behind this family by sharing information and assisting in ground searches. Thank you. I am incredibly grateful for our community and fellow first responders."
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing elderly woman who reportedly suffers from dementia.
Carolyn Hogue, 79, was last seen walking near her home at approximately 2:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. WCSO said she could be confused and may appear very disoriented.
Hogue is approximately 5'2" and has short brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, blue pajama pants, and white shoes. She also has an ID bracelet on her left arm.
If you have any information or see a woman matching Hogue's description, please contact WCSO immediately at 850-638-6111.