Winter Haven Police are conducting a death investigation, after the body of a female was found near a car that matches the description of one driven by 58-year-old Lynda Sorrell, who was reported missing.
A Silver Alert was issued Wednesday for Sorrell, who was considered missing and endangered.
Sorrell was in the early stages of dementia and did not have her medication with her. Police said she had also mentioned she wanted to harm herself.
Detectives found the car around 7:30 a.m. Thursday while searching a field in the area of 21st St. N.W. in Winter Haven.
The vehicle was found in a wooded area about 500 yards from the road. The body of the female was found just outside of the vehicle, according to Winter Haven Police.
Detectives are investigating.
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