Police: woman dies from head injury

February 3, 2009 12:25:57 PM PST
A woman who was reported missing has been found dead. The N.C. Center for Missing Persons canceled the Silver Alert for Carrie C. Evans. shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.

The alert was originally issued around 9:20 a.m. Authorities said Evans, who was 85, was last seen Primrose Retirement Home in Angier.

Evans wandered away from the Primrose Retirement Home around 7:40 a.m. Monday.

Investigators asked the state medical examiner Monday to determine how Evans died. Angier's Police Chief Bobby Hallman said Tuesday Evans died from a head injury after falling into a deep ravine. There was no foul play.

Eyewitness News has been told the 85-year-old woman apparently walked out while breakfast was being prepared for the residents. A search began around 9 a.m. and a Sliver Alert was issued.

Police say shortly before 1 p.m., a highway patrol helicopter taking part in that search spotted Evans' body behind a manufacturing plant several hundreds of yards down the road from the assisted living facility.

The facility's administrator declined to comment.


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