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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Mary Gates. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 7, 2019)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates. age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness.

She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated.

Deputies located her vehicle first near the entrance to the hiking trail, and after searching the area with ATV’s, a bloodhound and aviation units found her body.

The Sheriff’s Office said that no foul play is suspected at this time..

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