Missing Woman Found Dead 

The search for an elderly woman who went missing in Waterville is over. Searchers found the body of 82-year-old Rachel Nelson in the Kennebec river near the Waterville-Sidney town line around eleven this morning. Police began a search and rescue mission around eight this morning. Nelson had been living at The Woodlands, an assisted living facility on the West River road. She disappeared around 9:30 last night.

Nelson had dementia and police believe that may have played a role in her disappearance.