Elderly woman found dead in Lancaster County after being reported missing

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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– An elderly woman is dead after being reported missing on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Stoltzfus, 74, of Peach Bottom, was reported missing on November 13 around 3:05 p.m.

Police found that Stoltzfus had been gone since 7:00 a.m. and suffers from Alzheimer’s.

State Police attempted to find her using tracking dogs, a helicopter, and neighbors, but came back with negative results.

On November 14, the search continued at daybreak.

Around 7:00 a.m., neighbors found Stoltzfus deceased in a creek near the property.

At this time, the cause of death is under investigation but considered to be accidental.