Woman suffering from dementia found dead


VERNON, Fla. (WDHN) — A Washington County woman who went missing from her home Monday afternoon was found dead Tuesday morning.

Carolyn Hogue, 79, was last seen walking around her home on Paradise Lakes Road in Vernon, prompting a ground search by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and other organizations. She was said to be suffering from dementia and may have been in a state of confusion.

The search lasted through the night and continued into the morning until her body was found. Sheriff Kevin Crews extended his sympathy to the family.

“It deeply saddens me to inform you Ms. Hogue was found deceased this morning,” Crews said. “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.”

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