The Callahan County Sheriff's Office says Lester may have suffered from mild dementia and apparently wandered off on foot. Family members say they last spoke with Lester on Monday night, and when family arrived at her home on Christmas Day, she was not there. They immediately began searching the neighborhood for her.
Searchers again gathered in the area of her home near FM 604 and I-20 early Thursday, and were aided by a helicopter. The helicopter pilot located Lester's body a short distance from her home on County Road 120.