Jefferson County authorities said the body of the missing woman was found on Saturday in a wooded area south of Highway 54.
A search began Friday after 50-year-old Nancy Harris’ husband and daughter said she left the vehicle and disappeared into the woods.
The three were traveling together when Harris began acting erratic, suddenly got out of the vehicle and walked toward the woods.
The husband and daughter lost sight of the woman and made numerous attempts to find her before contacting the police.
On Saturday, around 5 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Highway 54, east of Middle Warren Road to the report of a body.
Later the body was identified as Harris.
According to the police, Harris’ husband and son found the body during another search attempt to find her.
Harris was pronounced dead around 6 p.m. on Saturday by Deputy Coroner Jason Duren.
The cause of death was not apparent and remains under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) as a death investigation, said the Jefferson County’s Sheriff’s Office Operations Commander Major Lafayette Woods Jr.
Harris’ body will be transported to the State Crime Laboratory for an autopsy to learn the cause and manner of death, explains Jefferson County Coroner Chad Kelly.