Missing 90-year-old Elizabeth City woman found deceased

Posted at 7:08 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-21 14:10:56-05

Ruby Whedbee

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – A 90-year-old woman reported missing from the assisted living facility she lived in was found deceased less than a half-mile away.

Ruby Whedbee, 90, was last seen Monday at 4 p.m. in the lobby of the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility, located at 401 Hastings Lane. She was wearing a green and blue short-sleeve shirt and lime green pants. She has a maroon medical walker.

At 4:10 p.m., Whedbee was seen walking on Hastings Lane near Albemarle Gastroenterology, located at 405 Hastings Lane.

An extensive search of the area was conducted by Elizabeth City Police officers, surrounding law enforcement agencies, the NC Department of Corrections, Emergency Management, and volunteers.

On Tuesday morning at approximately 10:43 a.m., search teams located Whedbee deceased less than a half-mile from the facility.

Police say there is no further information to report at this time.