Elderly woman found dead in wheelchair on the side of the road in Florida prompts investigation

Source: BPD

BRADENTON, Fla. (WVLT/WWSB) -- Florida police are searching for answers after an unidentified elderly woman was found dead in a wheelchair in Bradenton Thursday.

WWSB reported that police are searching for the woman's next-of-kin after officers were called to 15th Street West for reports of a deceased person.

Once on scene officers said they found a deceased elderly woman in a wheelchair sitting on the side of the road. Police said she appeared to be in her mid-80s, but they could not determine her ethnicity. They added that she had a surgical scar on the right side of her head.

WWSB reported that police had not released a cause of death and were awaiting autopsy results.

Police said if you recognize this, contact Detective Jay Gow at (941) 932-9373. You may also email your information to CRIMETIPS@CITYOFBRADENTON.COM or to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $3,000, call Crime Stoppers (tollfree) at 1-866-634-8477 (TIPS).

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