Family: Missing Kingfisher Woman Found Dead In Car In OKC

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 12:21 pm
By: News 9

Family members say the body of a missing woman from Kingfisher County has been found in her car in Oklahoma City Saturday morning.

Betty Simon, 76, was reported missing on June 20. Simon's car was located under a bridge on N. Council Road just south of W. Edmond Road in the Deer Creek area, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. 

A relative told News 9 Simon's body was found in her car.

Authorities confirmed with News 9 that a woman was found dead inside the vehicle. However, they have not confirmed the identity of the body yet.

The Sheriff's Office said it could take a while before the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office officially identifies the body.

A Silver Alert issued for Simon was also canceled just after 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies have shut down N. Council Road between N.W. 192nd and N.W. 164th while they investigate the case.

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Simon went missing after visiting her husband Leo, who's been recovering from heart surgery at an Oklahoma City assisted living center.

A group of volunteers gathered Saturday morning to search for Simon. Community members also came together and held a prayer vigil for Simon Friday night at a church in Kingfisher.

Wayne Mallett, Betty Simon's brother, told News 9 reporter Jamie Oberg that the family is relieved to know what happened, but very sad because Simon "was a tough lady and held everyone together."

Mallet said the family wants to thank everyone for their support and search efforts.

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