Body found in Midland belongs to missing elderly woman

Body found in Midland belongs to missing elderly woman
Billie Jane Noble. (Source: Midland Police Department)
Billie Jane Noble. (Source: Midland Police Department)
Billie Jane Noble. (Source: Midland Police Department)

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - UPDATE: The body of a missing elderly woman in Midland has been found.

Midland police tell us around 4:00 p.m., a member of Texas Search and Rescue on an ATV found 71-year-old Billie Jane Lewis' body in a remote, heavily wooded area in Southeast Midland. 

We're told her family has been notified and no foul play is suspected at this time. Police say her remains have been sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy. 

Midland Police Chief Steve Henry released this statement to NewsWest 9 following the discovery:

"First and foremost, our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Ms. Lewis. I would also like to thank the entire Midland community for making this search a priority; especially the tireless efforts of the men and women of the Midland Police Department and Texas Search and Rescue."

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UPDATE: The  silver alert has been discontinued for Billie Jane Lewis, 71.

DPS sent out a statement on Sunday evening that the Silver Alert is discontinued.

It's unclear if she's been found.  

We'll continue to follow this story as more information becomes available.

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A silver alert has been issued for a missing woman from Midland.

Authorities are searching for Billie Jane Lewis, 70.

Lewis was last seen around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of S. Jackson.

We're told Lewis was last seen wearing a yellow short sleeve shirt and cheetah print pants.

Her family has also reported her missing and will be holding a press conference on Thursday morning.

If you have any information on Lewis' whereabouts, contact Midland Police at (432) 685-7110.

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