The Randolph Police Department and Norfolk District Attorney’s Office regret to inform you that 86-year old Marie Laure Depestre has been found dead.
The Randolph woman, who had issues with memory loss, was reported to have wandered away from her Decelle Drive home on Saturday afternoon. Searchers recovered her body at approximately 1 p.m. in a swampy area off Mazzeo Drive in Randolph, less than two miles from her home.
Randolph police thanked the Environmental Police, Massachusetts State Police, METRO-LEC, and the Plymouth Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the extensive search.
Although there were no obvious signs of foul play, the Medical Examiner has accepted the case for autopsy to confirm the cause and manner of Ms. Depestre’s death.
Although it did not lead to a positive outcome, law enforcement is grateful to members of the Boston media who disseminated information about Ms. Depestre being missing and in peril.