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Missing Elderly Woman Found Deceased

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An Albemarle County family finds peace after search crews discover the body of a 75-year-old grandmother missing since Friday.

Evelyn Turner's family members say they are grieving but grateful for the community's help to bring their loved one home.

Search teams found her body around 1:45 Sunday afternoon behind some homes off Tennis Drive in the Four Seasons neighborhood, not far from the West Park Market where she was last seen Friday night asking for directions to get home.

Agencies from across the commonwealth spent the weekend searching the area for any trace of Turner.

Now, her family is feeling a sense of relief through the pain and remembering a woman they call very special.

"She wanted me to be her son-in-law before her daughter did, and she has always supported me and Desiree through our 30 years of marriage," Lewis Myrick, Turner's son-in-law, said.

Myrick says his mother-in-law was noble and loyal throughout her 75 years of life. Above all, he thinks of her as a great friend.

"She loved jazz music, she's hospitable and kind - very business-like and efficient, she carried her own weight somebody else's too," he said.

Turner's family had been desperately searching since her disappearance Friday night.

"Our search efforts were really focused in a fairly small area from her apartment over at Arbor Crest and over in this area," Lt. Peter Mainzer of the Albemarle County Police Department said.

More than 100 people representing 15 agencies from across the commonwealth were involved in this weekend's search.

"There were a lot of very skilled people that were volunteering their time, that came to Albemarle County to help us and without their help and assistance, I don't think we'd be at the point where we are right now," Mainzer said.

Turner's family says they are staying strong by thinking of all the support they've received.

"On behalf of the Robinson and the Myrick family, we want to give a heartfelt thanks for all of your loving support here in Charlottesville," Myrick said.

Right now, Albemarle County police say foul play is not suspected in Turner's death.

Her body will be sent to the medical examiner's office in Richmond to determine a cause of death.


Albemarle County Police Department Press Release

The Albemarle County Police Department reports that Evelyn Turner, who had been reported missing on November 1, 2013, has been located. Ms. Turner was found deceased in a wooded area at the end of Tennis Drive in the Four Seasons community. At this time there are no indications of foul play. 

Over 15 agencies from across Virginia were involved in this search. The search was organized and led by the Albemarle County Sheriff's Office. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management assisted in coordinating the resources involved in the search. 

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