Missing schizophrenic woman's body found in creek - KMOV.com

Missing schizophrenic woman's body found in creek

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Two teenage boys have found the body of a schizophrenic woman who disappeared shortly after her release from a St. Louis-area mental health center.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that authorities positively identified the body of 57--year-old Sherry Brown on Friday. Her body had been recovered one day earlier from a creek in Maryland Heights.

The preliminary cause of death has been ruled as drowning or exposure.

Brown had not been seen since leaving her brother's home in the St. Louis suburb of Wildwood on Nov. 18. She had been released earlier that day from CenterPointe after a spate of unusually irrational behavior prompted a six-week stay at the mental health facility in St. Charles.

Police found her car the next day in a drainage ditch.


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