Missing 85-year-old woman's car found burned with body inside

Last seen driving a 2008 Chevy Impala

JERSEY COUNTY, ILL. - Police in Jersey County, Illinois, said they found a missing 85-year-old woman's car burned on the side of a road, but could not confirm her as the body inside the car.

According to the missing person report,  Betty A. Short, 85, was last seen on Wednesday at 8:45 a.m., driving her white 2008 Chevrolet Impala on Illinois Route 16.

Before that, she was seen Tuesday night at 9:15 on Panhandle Road. Police said she talked to a resident and said she was lost and trying to find someone.

Police in Jersey County said her car was found damaged from a fire with a body inside, but could not identify the body.

In a press release issued by Jersey County police, officials said an autopsy was scheduled but not date was given.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff's Office at (217) 942-6901.

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