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Missing elderly woman found dead in Scarborough

An ambulance leaves the scene where an 87-year-old woman was found dead near Kingston and Bellamy roads, Feb. 1, 2013. CITYNEWS

An 87-year-old woman was found dead in Scarborough Friday morning, a day and a half after she went missing from the Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue area.

Police found the woman without vital signs outside in the Kingston and Bellamy roads area around 4:30 a.m., approximately 15 kilometres from where she was reported missing. Authorities said she was last seen around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

The temperature Friday morning was -12 C with a windchill of -16 C.

Police say she may have been trying to return to her former family residence.