Missing Kirkwood woman found dead

By Jillian Marshall

December 24, 2013 Updated Dec 24, 2013 at 11:11 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) The 88-year-old woman from Kirkwood who had been missing since the weekend was found dead near Hallstead on Tuesday.

State police Tuesday afternoon called off the Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert issued for Helen Otlz.

Troopers said she was found dead in a wooded area off of U.S. Route 11 in Hallstead.

The cause of the woman's death wasn't known Tuesday, but troopers said her death doesn't appear criminal.

According to New York State Police in Kirkwood, Otlz had dementia and troopers said she may have wandered away from her home or vehicle.

Otlz went missing Saturday morning.

There is an autopsy scheduled for Thursday.