Body found in burned vehicle believed to be missing elderly woman

Betty Short, 85, was last seen driving her car on Illinois Route 16 in Jerseyville Wednesday morning. Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office

GREENE COUNTY, ILLINOIS ( - Police are looking for an 85-year-old woman who was last seen in her car in Jerseyville Wednesday morning.

Betty Short, of Carrollton, Illinois, was last seen driving her car eastbound on Illinois Route 16 in Jerseyville around 8:45 a.m.

Police say before that she was last seen Tuesday night around 9:15 p.m., when she drove up to a home on Panhandle Road in rural Jersey County. She told the person who lives at that home that she was lost and trying to locate someone.

Short drives a white 2008 Chevy Impala with Illinois license plate number RS 2302.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 217-942-6901.

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