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Remains ID'd as those of missing Missouri woman

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    Crews have been searching for 72-year-old Hellen Cook for more than a week.Cook has ties to the Heartland, but is missing from the Kansas City area.Some think she's trying to get to Buckner, Mo.She's described as 5 foot tall and weighing just under 100 lbs.Saturday more than 100 volunteers across Missouri, met to search for Cook.They searched by air, water and land. Still no sign of the woman.If you have any information, you're asked to call local law enforcement.Copyright 2013KFVS. All right...
    Crews have been searching for 72-year-old Hellen Cook for more than a week.Cook has ties to the Heartland, but is missing from the Kansas City area.Some think she's trying to get to Buckner, Mo.She's described as 5 foot tall and weighing just under 100 lbs.Saturday more than 100 volunteers across Missouri, met to search for Cook.They searched by air, water and land. Still no sign of the woman.If you have any information, you're asked to call local law enforcement.Copyright 2013KFVS. All right...

WARSAW, Mo. (KFVS/AP) - Human remains that were found near a pond in west-central Missouri have been positively identified as those of a woman missing since mid-July.

Benton County Sheriff Rick Fajen (FAY'-jehn) told KOLR-TV (http://bit.ly/14dsSo6 ) on Wednesday that foul play is not suspected in the death of 72-year-old Hellen Cook, who had Alzheimer's disease.

The remains were found over the weekend in Benton County, and the sheriff says the identification was confirmed through dental records.

Cook was from the Jackson County town of Buckner. She wandered away from her family's vacation property in Warsaw on July 13, setting off a massive search by friends and volunteers.

According to Terri L. Cook, visitation is Friday night at 6 p.m. at Blue Springs Assembly on 2501 NE Duncan Road in Blue Springs, Missouri. The funeral is being held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the same location.

Information from: KOLR-TV, http://www.kolr10.com

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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