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Remains are those of Alzheimer's patient who disappeared from DFW

Authorities have confirmed that skeletal remains found almost a year ago near Lake Lewisville are those of a woman who disappeared from DFW Airport in 2001.

Marjorie Dabney's death was ruled a homicide by the Tarrant County medical examiner's office. The 70-year-old Alzheimer's patient died from head injuries, said Linda Anderson, a spokeswoman for the office.

Dabney wandered away from her husband and an airport escort during a layover at the airport December 5, 2001.

The remains were discovered near Lake Lewisville, about 13 miles north of the airport, on Nov. 26, 2007.

Army Corps workers found Dabney's clothing and business cards near the lake in October, and DNA tests confirmed her identity, Anderson said.

Authorities could not determine when Dabney died or whether she was killed at the location where the remains were found, she said.

The California woman disappeared while she and her husband were changing planes at the airport.