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Missing elderly woman with dementia found dead

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OGDEN — A 79-year-old woman who suffered from dementia and went missing early Friday morning in Ogden was found dead on Saturday, police said.

Verna Marriott wandered away from her home sometime early Friday morning. Her caretakers told police they believed she didn't have her shoes and was without her walker and police issued a missing person alert in an effort to find her.

Ogden City Police officers and volunteers searched all day Friday and throughout the night until they received a report of a deceased body found around 10 a.m. Saturday. Her body was found lying in the snow on the 700 block of 28th Street in Ogden. Officers recognized her as Marriott, according to an emailed police statement.

The Ogden police statement expressed thanks to officers and volunteers who searched for Marriott.

"We would also like to thank the community for their efforts in the form of tips and assistance working alongside police in an effort to locate Verna," the Ogden police statement read. "Our sincere condolences go out to Verna’s family during this difficult time."

Editor's note: A previous version of this article used a police statement that misspelled Marriott's name. The statement has been corrected.

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