The discovery was made around 3 a.m. Thursday. Investigators say 96-year-old Kathleen Brown had been reported missing from her home Wednesday evening. She suffered from Alzheimer's.
Authorities say they believe Brown wandered away from her house in the Highland Park area.
Lauderdale County coroner, Clayton Cobler says she was discovered in Gallagher Creek, along 44th Avenue and Terry Street.
Ironically, Cobler says Brown was found dead in the same creek where local school children found a man dead last November.