Powell Township Woman Found Dead

The Michigan State Police at the Negaunee Post are extending a thank-you today to everyone who helped look for an elderly woman missing near Big Bay.

The body of 81-year-old Abby Ann Johnson was found last night in northern Marquette County.

She was found along a two–track private road east of County Road 510, about two miles north of Red Road in Ishpeming Township.

The vehicle she was believed to be driving was found nearby.

She was in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease and had been missing since Wednesday morning.

Johnson’s son said he was doing roadwork on Dodge City Road.

He walked away from his truck and when he returned, the truck and his mother were gone.

A multi–agency search involved state troopers, Marquette County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue as well as Special Operations, the Powell Township Fire Department and EMS and the Civil Air Patrol.

Family members and other area residents also joined the search.

Foul play is not suspected.