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Body discovered in canal believed to be missing woman

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Authorities are investigating after a woman’s body was found floating in lake at Palm Beach County apartment complex Thursday morning.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 700 block of Venice Circle at 8:35 a.m., where they were met a maintenance worker who located a body.

According to officials, the body is believed to be that of Denise Laquilla Ford.

Ford was reported missing by family members on Monday.

“She’s a nurse. She’s a good person and tried to help people,” said the victim’s cousin Jerkita McClorin-Newson.

Ford was reported missing by deputies on Wednesday and was classified as an endangered missing person investigation.

Official believe she may have been experiencing some type of mental episode.

Investigators said she left on foot leaving behind her phone and personal items.

No foul play has been suspected.