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Body of missing woman found

The body of an elderly woman who had been reported missing was located Tuesday night.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department confirmed that Shirley Bertucci, 87, was found after a pilot spotted her car from the air shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday. She had last been seen leaving her home in her car around noon Monday, and was still in the auto when located.

Chief Investigator Kenny Hurt said no signs of foul play were involved in the death. “It was ruled accidental,” he said.

The Sun Herald will provide more details on the case in Thursday's edition.