Body of missing 66-year-old found in ditch


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The body of a woman missing since Friday was found in a ditch by a family member on Monday.

According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Lula Hazzard Skines, 66, was found in a ditch at Winchester Hills Drive and Sweeny Hollow Road.

Skines, who suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s, was reported missing around 9 p.m. on Friday.

Her daughter told deputies that she left Skanes at home around 3:30 p.m. When she returned home Friday evening, Skanes was nowhere inside the home.

Her cause of death has not yet been determined.

CBS42 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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