An 88-year-old woman was found dead after she left a memory care facility on Aug. 9, according to the Gilbert Police Department.
The woman was identified by authorities as Ina Jenkins.
Around 9 a.m. staff at Silver Creek Memory Care Center in Mesa notified police that Jenkins, who was a resident at the center, was missing.
Jenkins was last seen around 6 a.m. that morning and was believed to have left the facility on foot, police said.
A Silver Alert was issued through the Arizona Department of Public Safety. Jenkins was found dead in the evening hours in Mesa, police said. A location was not specified.
The Mesa Police Department was investigating the cause of the death, while Gilbert police continued to investigate how Jenkins went missing.
No further details were available.
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This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: Ina Jenkins found dead after leaving Mesa memory care facility