Missing 96-year-old Amherst County woman found dead in neighbor's yard



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.

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