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Woman found dead beside electric wheelchair

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

The Josephine County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an elderly woman who was found lying near her electric wheelchair.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office gave Josephine County Deputies a call around 6:24 p.m. Wednesday about a missing person out of Josephine County.

June Rice, 73, reportedly left her home around noon Wednesday at an adult foster care facility on North Applegate Road in Josephine County. She was operating an electric wheelchair.

Rice managed to cross county lines into Jackson County.

A call came into the sheriff's office in Jackson around 7 p.m. about a woman lying beside her electric wheelchair near the river on Williams Highway.

Rice reportedly suffered from Alzheimer's and had a recent stroke which impaired her speech and ability to walk.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call deputies at 541-474-5123.

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