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Sharon Berry

Sharon Berry

The body of a Roswell woman for whom authorities throughout the area have been searching since the issuance of a Silver Alert last week has been found near Hagerman.

Sharon Berry, 74, of Roswell, was found in her pickup along a remote road 14 miles east of Hagerman this morning. Ranchers on horseback located the truck, Berry’s body, and her dog, which was still alive, at approximately 6:30 a.m. today and notified authorities.

Berry, who suffered from dementia, disappeared eight days ago when she apparently took her small Pekingese dog and drove away from her home in the 1900 block of South Washington Avenue in Roswell. Her son reported her missing Thursday, April 28, after last seeing her that afternoon at her house.

Her disappearance began as a missing-person case with the Roswell Police Department. The investigation into her death and the discovery of her body is now being handled jointly by the RPD and the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office. At this time, investigators do not suspect foul play.

The RPD and CCSO express their sympathies and condolences to the family of Berry, who was a member of the RPD and CCSO years ago during her career in law enforcement.