Missing Maryland Woman, 79, Found Dead in Pennsylvania

The search for a 79-year-old Maryland woman has come to a sad end. 

Prince George's County police say Mary Butler was found dead in Pennsylvania Sunday, nearly four weeks after she vanished from her senior living apartment on Indian Head Highway.

Butler's body was found 129 miles away in a rural area of Orrstown, Pennsylvania, according to police. She was last seen Aug. 5. 

Butler's family told police her disappearance is very uncharacteristic.

"I just can’t understand this, where she is, where she could be. It’s tearing me apart. It’s tearing me apart," Valerie Wilcox, Butler's daughter, said earlier this month. 

Wilcox said her mother kept a regular routine and was in constant communication with family and friends. She did not have dementia or Alzheimer's.

"The first thing we did was check the parking lot, and her car wasn’t there, so we knew something was wrong,  because she doesn’t drive anywhere in the dark," Wilcox said.


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Police said there does not appear to be any foul play.

"You know, she always told me that ... she was like, 'I don’t know what I would do without you' but I don’t know what I'm going to do without her," Wilcox said..

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