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El Paso Sheriff: missing 82-year-old woman found deceased near home

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The El Paso County Sheriff's Office called off the search for an 82-year-old woman after she was found deceased close to her home.

Francis Vialpando was last seen alive at 4 p.m. on Monday. The sheriff's office reported her missing, saying she had a cognitive impairment.

Initially, the sheriff's office said she was believed to have been on foot in the 13100 block of Ravine Drive West.

At 8:19 p.m., El Paso County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue found a woman matching Vialpando's description slumped over in the front passenger seat of a vehicle in the 13000 Black Forest Road.

Medical personnel arrived and began lifesaving measures, unfortunately, she was pronounced dead on the scene.

At this time, deputies believe she died of natural causes. However, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will determine the official cause of death.

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