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Jan 8, 2014 4:40 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

Missing Opelousas woman found dead in Evangeline Parish

A missing elderly Opelousas woman has been found dead in her car in Evangeline Parish.

Chief Perry Gallow of the Opelousas Police Department says 75-year-old Veronica Jackson left her home by herself last weekend. Her car and body were found on Monday.

According to Gallow, a witness account and surveillance video recorded at a recreational area confirms that Jackson, who suffered from dementia, was alone.

The Evangeline Parish Coroner's Office is conducting an autopsy on Jackson's body to determine a cause of death. Gallow says foul play is not suspected in Jackson's death.

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