Fairfax County police say a Burke woman's body has been found near a pond several blocks from the home where family members had reported her missing Tuesday morning.
Officers say they found the body of 67-year-old Frances Robinson around 6 a.m. near Burke Pond.
They say family members had called around 4:30 a.m. to report that she was missing. Family members had last seen Robinson at home on Meadowpond Court around midnight.
Temperatures were in the 20s overnight, but police say Robinson was not wearing a coat when she disappeared. Police used a helicopter and bloodhounds to search the area.
UPDATE: Missing elderly woman. We believe she has been located, deceased. Waiting on confirmation from a supervisor at the scene. pic.twitter.com/tjdXONvwKJ— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) December 20, 2016
2/2 Missing woman. If you see her, call 703-691-2131. Freezing temps present serious risk. Helicopter & bloodhound responding to search area pic.twitter.com/OwlWX29i1K— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) December 20, 2016
1/2 Missing elderly woman, 6100blk Meadowpond Ct, Burke. Last seen 12A wearing gray/white striped long-sleeved shirt & jeans. No coat. pic.twitter.com/QzQ1d3qBwv— Fairfax Co. Police (@fairfaxpolice) December 20, 2016
Police are advising citizens to keep an eye on elderly family members and neighbors during cold weather.