The statewide silver alert for Hazel Phillips has been canceled. Unfortunately, the Miami County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies located her deceased in a vehicle in a flooded area in Paola.
Deputies were dispatched today to Hospital Drive south of 327th Street for a vehicle in the water. The flooded waters had receded, showing the roof of a silver passenger car. Osawatomie Fire Department removed the vehicle, a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu owned by Hazel Phillips. She was found with the vehicle deceased. The cause of death is still under investigation.