Richmond woman with dementia dies in pond

Posted by Colby Rogers - email

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Richmond police say an 85-year-old Richmond woman with dementia died in a pond near her home.

Police say Frances Hodges Jones' body was found Saturday. She'd been reported missing that morning after apparently wandering away from the home she shared with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

Daughter Betty Jones Ellis says Jones was suffering from dementia and was confused about whether she was home after moving in last September.

Police say they're still investigating and Jones' body was sent to the state medical examiner to determine how she died.

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