Skip to comments.Bodies of elderly pair found on fort
Posted on 11/04/2006 6:39:47 AM PST by SandRat
FORT HUACHUCA The bodies of an elderly couple were found Friday afternoon in a remote area of Huachuca Canyon on this Southern Arizona Army post.
A hiker found the bodies near a vehicle, said Maj. Matt Garner, the forts spokesman. While no foul play is suspected, an investigation by the FBI and the Armys Criminal Investigation Detachment on the fort is continuing, the major said.
The couple had no apparent military ties, Garner said.
However, the normal process for the members of the public without a military vehicle sticker is to access the fort by stopping at one of the gates and obtaining a temporary pass by showing a drivers license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration.
Individuals who obtain a temporary pass are not required to turn it in when leaving the fort. Garner said part of the investigation is to determine when the couple came on to the post. That information wasnt available Friday night.
According to initial news reports, the man and woman, who were in their 80s, were from Maricopa County and had been reported missing by family members.
Attempts to obtain information from the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office were unsuccessful Friday night.
herald/Review senior reporter Bill Hess can be reached at 515-4615 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If this is the elderly couple they talked about on tv lastnight, it was stated that they do not go far from home, which is Sun City, outside of Phoenix.
They went quite a distance or must've gotton lost. I think they both had the beginnings of Alzheimer's.
We had an elderly uncle and aunt who got disorientated while driving to the senior citizen center for lunch, and ended up 50 miles from where they were suppose to be going. They spent the night in a field not even close to the highway. He took off across country and the further they went the more confused they became. We had the police out, and even a small plane looking for them. Two boys and a dog found them while riding a 3 wheeler out on their land. My Uncle and Aunt both got very ill afterwards and never fully recovered from that experience.
How horrible this must've been for your family. I am glad they were found.
I think you could say they had the end of Alzheimer's.
It can happen, especially at night. I was returning to Killeen, from the Texas Cowboy Memorial Shoot in Houston and similarly missed a turn (at Milano) I was almost to Round Rock when I figured out that something had gone wrong. I didn't recognize the town I was in (Taylor when I should have been up around Cameron heading towards Temple) and then stopped to regroup, look at a map and figure out how to get home. Of course I could have just gone on into Round Rock, and then gone home from there. Might have been quicker than the FM roads I actually took.
I had a map and daylight but I left Brownwood for Whitney and ended up in Killeen once:')
Depending on which Brownwood (there are 3) and which Whitney (there are 2), that's either not too bad, or downright awful. Ending up in Killeen is not necessarily good anyway.