Missing elderly woman found dead

9:05 PM, Jun 11, 2012   |    comments
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Clearwater, Florida - The body of an 85 year old woman reported missing from an adult living facility was found Monday afternoon in a creek two blocks from where she lived.

Staff at the Highland Terrace ALF at 1520 Jeffords Street said Lydia Jermann, who had slight dementia, was last seen around 3:30 a.m. Monday. She did not check herself out of the home, which she usually does, they said.

She was reported missing shortly before 2 p.m., prompting a search by patrol officers, detectives, volunteers and the sheriff's helicopter.

A detective found the body just after 4:30 p.m. in a creek on the west side of Lotus Path, some two blocks from her residence.

The cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office.

City of Clearwater Public Safety

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