Missing Woman Found Dead Between Parked Cars

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    Philadelphia Police

    A missing woman who suffered from autism was found dead on Friday between two parked cars.

    On Friday, around 6:30 a.m., a concerned citizen on her way to work spotted an unresponsive woman lying on the ground between two parked vehicles on the 1400 block of North 57th Street.

    The woman flagged down police and medics were notified. The victim, later identified as 29-year-old Christina Sankey, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Investigators say Sankey was reported missing on Thursday, around 2:30 p.m. Sankey, who suffered from autism and was unable to speak, was with her caregiver at the Macy’s Department Store on 1300 Market Street. Investigators say she was separated from her caregiver and wandered off. The caregiver alerted security and notified police.

    Investigators say surveillance video captured Sankey going onto an escalator from the second floor to the first floor around 3:10 p.m. She was not seen after that.

    Police have not yet determined a cause of death. Stay with NBC10.com for more details on this developing story.