Missing Dade City woman found dead

The woman who disappeared from her Dade City home Tuesday morning has been found dead.

Jinx Bush Behnke, 62, was last seen by her husband at about 9 a.m. Tuesday at her home on St. Joe Road, Pasco sheriff's officials said. She was reported missing at about 5 p.m.

Authorities found "a concerning note" in Behnke's home, officials said. She was diabetic and had other unspecified minor health issues. When she was reported missing, her house was locked and all the family's vehicles were still there, officials said.

Deputies used canine units to track Behnke but were unable to find her by late Tuesday. The search resumed Wednesday with dogs, helicopters and authorities on horseback.

Deputies found her body Wednesday afternoon on St. Joe Road west of Interstate 75. They do not suspect foul play, said Pasco sheriff's spokesman Doug Tobin.

"At this point, it appears suicide was the motive," he said.

Authorities are waiting on a medical examiner's report to confirm the cause of death.

Missing Dade City woman found dead 05/29/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 11:52pm]

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