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Body Found In Smithfield May Be Missing Alzheimers Patient

Posted May 19, 2003 2:19 a.m. EDT

— The search for a missing Alzheimer's patient may have come to an end among the weeds of a Johnston County field.

Helena Sanders, 80, disappeared from her Smithfield home a week ago.

Two men cutting grass found a decomposed body in a field Sunday.

Detectives have sent for Sanders medical records in New York, to see if there is a match.