Missing Orion Township woman found dead

Missing Orion Township woman found dead
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The Richland County Sheriff’s Department said the body of a missing Orion Township woman has been found.

According to a news release, 79-year-old Gail Stone, of Muscoda, was reported missing Friday afternoon.

Police said Stone’s car was found Friday in a wooded area off Harry’s Lane in Orion Township. The property’s caretaker found the car and notified authorities.

Officials said they identified the car’s owner, Stone, and traveled to the owner’s residence but didn’t find anyone there.

The Sheriff’s Department was notified that Stone had Alzheimer’s disease and had not been seen since Tuesday afternoon.

A large search was organized Sunday morning, according to the release.

The release said Stone was found in a ravine in the southern part of the property. A Richland County coroner pronounced her dead at the scene.

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