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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Authorities believe they may have found the remains of a woman reported missing in Homestead earlier this month.

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Miriam Pichardo, 57, who has early on-set Alzheimer’s Disease, was last seen on October 26th while taking out the garbage at her Homestead home.

On Tuesday, Miami-Dade Police sources told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench said they had found the body of a woman fitting her description, near where she was last seen. The body discovered is at the Medical Examiner’s office.

A Miami-Dade Police spokeswoman said authorities were waiting for the results of an autopsy before confirming the identity of the victim.

Pichardo’s son-in-law, Frank Moc, told D’Oench that the family did not want to say anything until finding out about the results of the autopsy.

Last week, Pichardo’s relatives passed out and posted flyers, swearing not to rest until they found her.

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Carlos Pichardo, her husband, said last week that he was desperate to find the love of his life and the mother of their three children.

“I need help from the community,” Pichardo said at the time. “Please look at this picture and help me find her.”

“It’s your Mom,” said Pichardo’s daughter, Lucia Moc. “You have to do anything you can to find her. It breaks my heart to know she is out there without food, medicine o water.”

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Pichardo left all of her belongings, including her medicine, at her home. She had done this only once before, according to her family.

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Homestead Police had responded to a number of alleged sightings but none one of them have checked out.

Peter D'Oench