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Missing woman with dementia found dead in neighbor's car, deputies say

Edna Jackson's cause of death was ruled as hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

HOUSTON — A medical examiner has released the cause of death of the missing woman who was found dead in her neighbor's car.

Edna Jackson's cause of death was ruled as hypertensive cardiovascular disease, according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

The body of the 82-year-old woman was found Monday after she was reported missing on Sunday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Jackson was found dead inside a parked vehicle not far from where she was last seen. 

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Resources when someone goes missing

Thousands of people go missing every year across the United States, and there are organizations and law enforcement agencies that work to bring them home to loved ones. 

The Texas Center for the Missing is an organization with Houston roots that works to educate loved ones and authorities on finding the lost. 

SEE ALSO: Houston Missing Persons Day keeps cold cases alive

From resources that deal with missing children to endangered adults, the non-profit organization has compiled a wealth of resources to help. 

There is no 24-hour waiting period required to report a person missing, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

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