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Elderly woman found dead inside Perry County home

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NEWPORT, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating the death of an elderly woman in Perry County.

The body was found Monday afternoon inside a home at 1633 Lower Bailey Road in Miller Township.

The coroner's office has not yet positively identified the woman, but state police in Newport said the home is that of 75-year-old Joan Hinds, who was reported missing Friday.

Police said Hinds had not been seen by neighbors since February had not been in contact with her family for years.

Troopers went to the home to look for her last week, but they said a thorough search could not be conducted because of deplorable conditions.

A K-9 trained to detect human remains was used to find the body Monday.

The coroner's office said there was no water or electricity in the home and it was hard to see inside because of the amount of garbage.


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