Jackson Township Police: Missing 64-year-old woman found dead near snowbank

Jackson Township Police: Missing 64-year-old woman found dead near snowbank
Jane McClelland (Source: WOIO)

JACKSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Police announced Sunday that 64-year-old Jane McClelland was found dead in Jackson Township.

Police said McClelland, who was a resident of Laurel’s of Massillon, a skilled nursing facility, went missing Friday after she was dropped off for a dentist appointment.

McClelland suffered from Alzheimer’s and other health concerns.

McClelland made it to her appointment on Friday but chose alternate transportation to proceed to another location after the appointment, according to a statement from Laurels of Massilon.

When she did not return to the facility as expected, staff tried to locate her and contacted her family and local authorities when they could not reach her, the release said.

Staff along with local authorities and other organizations searched for McClelland across Stark and Summit counties on Friday and Saturday, according to the statement.

The facility was notified by the Jackson Township police early Sunday that McClelland was found dead.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our community, and we express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the resident,” the facility wrote.

Jackson Township Police Department officers located McClelland’s body by a large snowbank early Sunday morning near the Strip and Stark State College, according to a release.

Police said foul play is not suspected at this time.

McClelland’s cause of death will be determined by the Stark County Coroner’s Office.

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