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Cedar City woman's remains found almost one year after going missing

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Posted at 8:12 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-01 00:23:48-04

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Almost a year after she went missing, 71-year-old Carol Stratton's remains were found early Wednesday afternoon, according to the Iron County Sheriff's Office.

Stratton suffered from dementia and wandered away from her home on October 26, 2019.

She was was found in a sagebrush field about 500 yards South of where she was last seen, in the area of 3700 W. and 4000 N.

A local rancher's worker found the remains while clearing out the sagebrush field.

Upon her disappearance, a silver alert was sent out and K9 units as well as helicopters were used to assist in searching for her.

No foul play is expected at this time. The remains have been sent to the Medical Examiner's office for further investigation.