Contra Costa County, California – Authorities believe the woman found dead in the backyard of a Bay Point home on Saturday morning is the 87-year-old woman who was reported missing last week.
Adela Dela Pena was last seen at her house in the 600 block of Victoria Court in Bay Point, a suburb west of Pittsburg, on Nov. 16.
A Bay Point resident contacted 911 shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday to report that someone was in their backyard. According to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived, they discovered the person had died.
According to the sheriff’s office, the body will be examined to confirm whether it is Pena or not and to determine the cause of death.
Pena’s family informed deputies when she went missing that she was considered high-risk because she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.