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Missing Woman's Car Found Near Body

Published On: Aug 17 2012 04:31:45 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 17 2012 04:33:08 AM CDT
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WILLIAMSTON -

A Silver Alert is cancelled for an 80-year-old Martin County woman after her car is discovered with a body nearby, according to Martin County investigators.  

Freda Hamilton, 80, was reported missing this week.  We've confirmed her car was spotted Thursday evening on or near Fire Department Rd. in Williamston.  Witnesses also spotted a decomposed and unidentified body near the car. 

Freda was believed to be suffering from a form of dementia.  She was last seen earlier this month.

An autopsy is underway to identify the body.

The investigation continues this morning.  Stay with us as we continue to gather the latest facts on this case.