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Body of missing woman discovered in Terrell County

By Len Kiese - bio | email

DAWSON, GA (WALB) – Some golfers made a sad discovery Wednesday afternoon. They spotted the body of a missing Terrell County woman.

Tuesday night, 79-year old Clora Williams walked away from her 12th Avenue home in Dawson in her pajamas. Her nephew Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens says Williams had Alzheimer's disease.

Her body was discovered in a ditch Wednesday afternoon by a man playing golf at the Dawson Country Club. He alerted fellow golfers including Terrell County commissioner Larry Atherton.

"We thought it would be disrespectful to continue playing so we suspended play after we did find the body. That's when we called 911 and a lot of people showed up," said Atherton.

Sheriff Bowens believes Williams may have been trying to walk to the home of her sister who died last year. He says she likely drowned in the water-filled ditch.

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