New Caney woman with Alzheimer's found dead in pool

April 12, 2012 11:23:01 AM PDT
Authorities say an elderly Houston-area woman with Alzheimer's disease who wandered away from a relative's home has been found dead in a swimming pool.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says the body of 78-year-old Opal Hayes was discovered Wednesday morning.

The pool is less than a mile from her New Caney home. Authorities believe the woman accidentally drowned.

Hayes was last seen late Tuesday at her grandson's home.