ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police have confirmed a body found a Kirby Lake in Abilene belongs to a woman reported missing Monday.

Abilene police detectives say Texas Game Wardens pulled the body of Sharon Shipley, 55, out of the water on the southwest side of the lake across Highway 83/84 from Hendrick Medical South around 3:00 p.m.

Law enforcement was initially called to the scene to search for Shipley around 11:00 a.m., when she was reported missing after voluntarily checking out of a local treatment facility.

Shipley’s next-of-kin has been notified of her passing, and a death investigation is underway. Her body has been sent for an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

No further information, including if foul play is suspected, has been released.

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