An elderly woman missing out of Millcreek, Utah has been found dead in southwest, Wyoming. The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake said that Victoria Acoba, 78, was found dead Monday morning on State Route 30 between Kemmerer and Granger. Officials said Acoba began walking after her car ran out of gas, but she didn’t survive in the 20-degree weather brought by weekend storms. Her body was found about a 1/4 mile from her vehicle.
Authorities had been looking for Acoba since Wednesday of last week. An alert issued by officers stated that the missing person suffered from Alzheimer’s, dementia, or other mental disabilities
KSL reports that police don’t know of any connections Acoba had to Kemmerer or why she would be in Wyoming. The investigation into when her car ran out of gas or how long she had been deceased when she was found was ongoing Monday. Unified police Sgt. Melody Cutler said Acoba’s cell phone was believed to have lost power for a couple of days by that point.