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TBI: Missing 67-year-old Hancock Co. woman found dead Friday afternoon

Hancock County authorities said she was heading to Scott County, Virginia to attend a church service and hasn't been seen since.

HANCOCK COUNTY, Tenn. — UPDATE (March 5): The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that Brenda Howard, 67, was found dead Friday afternoon.

They said her car was found along Horton Ford Road, in the Clinch River. The road runs through the east side of Hamilton County. They found her body inside the car, officials said.

No other information was immediately available.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for help finding a missing woman from Hancock County. 

According to the TBI, 67-year-old Brenda Howard was last seen leaving her home in the Horton Ford area around 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, February 27. Hancock County authorities said she was heading to Scott County, Virginia to attend a church service.

The TBI said she may be traveling in a red 2010 Lexus RX5 with a Tennessee tag 4F59H2. 

Anyone that has seen Brenda or her vehicle is asked to call 911 or 1-800-TBI FIND with information.