Missing Pikesville Woman Found Dead

After more than a week missing, an 88-year-old Pikesville woman who disappeared while going for a walk around Reisterstown Road Plaza was found dead in Pikesville.

Irene Kuperstein, who had been living with her daughter in the 6900 block of Marsue Avenue at the time of her disappearance, was recorded on surveillance video leaving the Giant grocery store at 9:21 p.m. and did not appear harmed, according to an initial police statement. Family members told police she had gone for a walk around the plaza.

Kuperstein, at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 80 pounds, was identified by the police department as a critical missing person. The police statement disclosed that Kuperstein was hard of hearing and spoke only Polish.

The department made a “significant effort” to find Kuperstein, said Cpl. John Wachter, with officers on the street every day talking to people and searching for clues about where Kuperstein could have gone.

Just after 7 p.m. on Monday, police received a call from a homeowner in the 300 block of Church Lane in Pikesville, more than two miles from where Kuperstein was last seen, who had just returned from vacation. When police arrived on the scene, they found the body of an adult female later identified as Kuperstein.

Wachter said the department believes she was on foot and is waiting on autopsy results to determine the official cause of death, but there are no signs of foul play.

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