Elderly woman found dead near Columbia River after she was reported as missing

Marie Helena Evans - Photo from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A 76-year-old woman with early onset dementia was found dead after she went missing in Northwest Portland on Sunday.

Authorities said Tuesday that Marie Evans was found deceased near the bank of the Columbia River.

Evans was reported missing Sunday after she was last seen near her home south of the Sauvie Island Bridge.

Initial reports state Evans died of exposure to the weather and poor physical health. There were no signs of foul play.

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