Body of missing Rose Hill woman found

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UPDATE: 8:36 p.m. Thursday:  The body of missing Rose Hill resident, Dixie Adair has been found near the Kansas-Oklahoma state line.

Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers confirmed to KAKE News that her body was found about 200 feet north of her car.

Adair's cousin was flying a plane in the area near south Meridian and E 200th Rd on the state line, when he discovered her car on the side of the road.

Her I.D. and car keys were left behind in the vehicle, Chambers said it appears she got out of the car after she got stuck on the gravel road. 

"Back on Monday and Tuesday there was some rain that came through and this road was impossible," he said.

K-9 units found her just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday. As to why she was in the area, Chambers said that family members revealed she had suffered from mental lapses recently and speculated that she may have suffered memory loss when she went missing on Monday.

"Right now, we would just be guessing," he said. "She probably wandered off, got off the wrong road, got to where she couldn't turn around, got stuck and just lost."

Her exact cause of death has not been released.

Previous update:

The car of a Rose Hill woman missing since Monday has been located.   A Sumner County Dispatch supervisor said Dixie Adair's car was found today and deputies are on the scene.   A Butler County investigator is also on the way to the scene, which he describes is near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.  

Adair was last seen leaving the Kansas Star Casino Monday morning.  

Previous story:  

Authorities in south-central Kansas are asking for help in find an 86-year-old woman who went missing after visiting a local casino. 

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Silver Alert for Dixie Adair. She was reported missing by her son Monday afternoon after he says she went to the Kansas Star Casino to attend a bridge tournament. 

She was last seen leaving the casino westbound toward Highway 81 around 10:20 a.m. Monday.

Adair is 5-foot-4 and weighs 180 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes. She may be driving a white 2001 4-door Toyota Camry with a Kansas disabled tag of 88398.

Investigators say Adair has diabetes and a heart condition, and she seemed to be disoriented when she left the casino. Her family says she has not answered her phone, which is unusual.

"Or concern, at this time, is she does not have her medication that we're aware of," Butler County Undersheriff Tony Wilhite said Wednesday. "Also, we're unaware of any activity on credit cards, for her getting gas in her vehicle, food, etcetera."

If you have any information is asked to call 911 or the Butler County Sheriff's Office at (316) 322-4254.

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