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Missing Ogden woman found deceased in snow

Verna Marriott. Photos: Ogden Police Department and Facebook

OGDEN, Utah, Dec. 23, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — An elderly Ogden woman reported missing Friday morning has been found deceased in the snow.

The Ogden Police Department reported Saturday afternoon that at about 10 a.m. Saturday, a body had been found near a residence in the 700 block of 28th Street.

Officers identified the deceased woman as Verna Marriott, a 79-year-old Alzheimer’s sufferer who had left her residence, at 428 29th St., before dawn on Friday. She was not dressed for the cold weather and was believed to be barefoot.

“Throughout the night and into the morning hours, several squads of officers and multiple volunteers continued to search on foot for Verna without success,” an OPD statement said.

“We would like to thank the multitude of volunteers and officers for their dedication and effort in working through the night in an attempt to locate Verna. We would also like to thank the community for their efforts in the form of tips and assistance working alongside police in an effort to locate Verna.

“Our sincere condolences go out to Verna’s family during this difficult time.”

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