BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The body of an 81-year-old Alabama woman missing since June has been found in a vacant house.
The remains of Irene Campbell were discovered late Thursday inside a house in Birmingham. The home’s owner and a work crew discovered the remains and called police just before 3:30 p.m.
An autopsy done Friday did not show any evidence of foul play or trauma, officials said.
Campbell was last seen June 15 asleep in her bed. Her family said she suffered from dementia.
When her daughter, Shirrell Moore, returned to Campbell’s house after work, the door was wide open, and the mattress was half off the bed. One of Campbell’s shoes was by the sofa and the other was on the front porch. Campbell was nowhere to be seen.
Birmingham police and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency issued alerts in Campbell’s disappearance. Family and friends searched daily for her but could not find her. A $7,500 reward had been offered for information in her disappearance.
“Everybody loves my mother,” Moore previously said. “She’s good at feeding people. Anything she could do to help someone, she would do.”
Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates said Campbell lived just a few blocks from where she was found.