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Missing Woman Found Dead

After being reported missing Monday morning, 86-year-old Lydia Jermann was found in a creek near the nursing home where she lived.

A missing elderly woman with slight dementia who was reported missing Monday morning was found dead later in the day near the nursing home where she lives. 

The staff at the reported Lydia Jermann, 86, missing at 1:56 p.m., according to Clearwater Police.

After an extensive search including patrol officers, detectives, police volunteers, Americorps members and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Eagle helicoptor, Jermann was found dead at 4:34 p.m. in a creek west of the nursing home near 1550 Lotus Path, police said. 

Jermann was last seen at 3:30 a.m. in bed at the nursing home at 1520 Jeffords St, according to police. The home is not a lockdown facility, according to police.

Police were initially called out to a neighboring nursing home facility. Staff there provided police with Jermann's actual address nearby. 

Jermann usually checks herself out when she leaves; this time she did not, police said.

*updated 9:55 p.m. June 11, 2012

Katherine McManus Hawkins June 12, 2012 at 06:41 AM
How very sad..she "was last seen at 3:30 am in bed at the nursing home..." and reported missing at 1:56 pm!! Who was supposed to assist her when she was awakened for the day? Where were staff members during those early morning hours? NO ONE looked in on this dear lady? Something is very wrong here....maybe i am not reading this article correctly, maybe there is more to the story, maybe, maybe.. this never should have happened to Ms Jermann. God rest her soul.

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