A missing Lockridge woman was found dead after what authorities believe was prolonged exposure to the extremely hot weather earlier this week.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received word that 72-year-old Doris Dian Crocker reportedly left her residence and never returned. Crocker suffered from mild dementia and the heat index for that day reached 110 degrees.
Deputies from the sheriff’s office, the Lockridge Fire Department, CARE Ambulance, and concerned citizens formed a search party in an attempt to locate Crocker.
Crocker’s body was found in a field north of Lockridge in the early evening hours of the same day she was reported missing. There were no signs of trauma and the preliminary investigation indicates Crocker died from extended exposure to the hot weather.
The Jefferson County Medical Examiner Investigator was contacted and an autopsy will be performed.