AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE
The 96-year-old woman reported missing was found dead in her neighbor's yard, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office.
Authorities say a K-9 search team from the Virginia Department of Emergency Services found Dorothy Reynolds around 5:55 p.m. Thursday.
The senior alert for a missing 96-year-old Amherst County woman with Alzheimer's has been canceled, according to Virginia State Police.
Authorities did not release any information about her condition.
State police have issued a senior alert for a missing 96-year-old woman.
Dorothy Reynolds, who has Alzheimer's disease, was reported missing at 9:07 a.m. Thursday.
The 96-year-old was last seen around 9 p.m. Wednesday at her home on Rothwood Road near the intersection of Essex Court, according to the Amherst County Sheriff's Office.
She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds.
She was last seen wearing white and blue leopard print pajama pants.
In addition to Alzheimer’s, Reynolds has a heart condition.
It is believed that she may have walked away from her home.
She usually walks with a cane; however, it was left at her residence.
State police say her disappearance poses a credible threat to her health and safety.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 434-946-9300.