Merrimac Woman, Reported Missing Yesterday, is Found Dead

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MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears regrets to report that, after a thorough search by multiple agencies, a 76-year-old resident was found deceased this morning.
Helen Noone was reported missing yesterday by family. Merrimac Police, Fire, State Police, and Salisbury Police with its K-9 unit all responded and conducted a thorough search of the areas that she was known to walk, including Winter, Church, East Main, West Main, and Emery streets and around the Donahue School.
The Northeastern Massachusetts Police Law Enforcement Council also responded with additional K-9 units and specialized vehicles to aid in the search.
Mrs. Noone was found in a stream bed off Mill and Broad streets at 12:18 a.m. Monday morning by the Salisbury K-9 and was pronounced dead on scene. 
“It is very sad when a member of our community goes missing and does not survive, despite the best efforts of first responders to locate them,” Chief Shears said. “I do want to thank all of our partners who responded to Merrimac during the late night and early morning hours. My heart and thoughts go out to Mrs. Noone’s family during this very difficult time.”
While foul play is not immediately suspected, the death is under investigation by the Merrimac Police Department and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office. Additional media inquiries should be directed to the District Attorney.

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