Body Found, May Be Missing Elderly Woman

LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) – Authorities found a body Saturday morning that they believe is a missing elderly woman.

Fairfax County Police say 62-year-old Mary Gibson of Springfield, Virginia, went missing from her home in the 7000 block of Galgate Drive on Friday evening. Gibson went to walk her dog around 4 p.m. and did not return home.

At about 9:20 on Saturday, police discovered a woman’s body in a wooded area about one-half mile away from Gibson’s home.

Detectives believe the body to be that of Gibson. There were no apparent signs of foul play.

The medical examiner will confirm the identity and determine the cause of death.

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