ATKINS (KATV) - A 53-year-old woman who disappeared Monday was found dead in Conway County Tuesday afternoon.
Cheryl Higgins was last seen at Papa Glen's gas station in Appleton around noon Monday. Around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon, Pope County deputies were contacted by a witness who found Higgins' vehicle along the roadside in Conway County near Jerusalem. Deputies found her body in a nearby wooded area.
Her body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy.
Foul play is not suspected. Higgins had a history of dementia and recently suffered a stroke.