VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Authorities say an 80-year-old woman was found dead in a pond near her northwestern Indiana home after she was reported missing by family members.
State conservation officers say a police helicopter crew spotted Ethel Bottom's body floating in the water near Valparaiso a couple hours into the search on Monday. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Family members told investigators that Bottoms had dementia and was last seen going to bed Sunday night.