Missing Woodstock woman found dead Thursday - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Missing Woodstock woman found dead Thursday


The body of a missing 77-year-old woman was found in Woodstock Thursday afternoon, sources told Eyewitness News.

Connecticut State Police issued a Silver Alert for Rolande Magnan of Woodstock after her family called police when she went for a walk at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and didn't come back.

Magnan, who police said had dementia, was reported missing around 3:30 p.m.

Once Magnan was reported missing, police with assistance from a K-9 searched the surrounding area, however, crews were unable to locate her.

More than 70 people including family members, firefighters, dive team members and state police gathered at the firehouse on Route 169 Thursday morning to search for Magnan.

After a massive search, Magnan was found dead in a swamp off Butts Road around 1 p.m., police said. Police said it was just a quarter mile from her home on Harrisville Road.

The state police canceled the Silver Alert and ended the search.  

Police said there is "no criminal aspect" to Magnan's death, but state police continue to investigate the incident.

Family members said Magnan would go for a walk daily.

"She would go down here to Butts, to Underwood back down to Tripp," said Mike Magnan. "It's like a mile."

State police said the remains of Magnan found were taken to the state medical examiner's office to determine manner and cause of death.

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