APACHE JUNCTION — The body of a 77-year-old woman with dementia was discovered in Apache Junction on Sunday.

The body was found in the 900 block of East Junction Street around 2:30 p.m. and later identified as Cheryl Beeter.

Beeter was reported missing the day before after she reportedly wandered from her family home in the 900 block of East Fourth Avenue, less than a half mile from her home. Apache Junction Police searched the area and the Arizona Department of Public Safety activated a Silver Alert.

The Apache Junction Police Department said in a press release that Beeter’s death was likely heat related.

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