WASHINGTON — A report says the U.S. Park Police mishandled communications during a search for a woman who went missing after arriving at Reagan National Airport from Barbados.

The Park Police requested an investigation by the Office of Inspector General after it learned of inappropriate remarks made by a shift commander about the woman, who was found dead three days later.

The report, released Thursday, details the agency’s response after 83-year-old Victoria Kong went missing on May 3, 2013. Kong was last seen leaving the airport on foot. Her body was found north of the airport in a wooded area.

The report says information about the case was not always effectively communicated within the Park Police. It also says a shift commander described Kong as a “9,000-year-old Alzheimer’s woman.”

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