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  • This image provided by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority shows an undated image of Victoria Kong, 83. Kong was last seen after arriving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Friday May 3, 2013 walking north on the Mount Vernon trail toward Gravelly Point. Mrs. Kong is an Asian female from Barbados and has fair/light skin tone. She was last seen wearing a long purple/brown dress with a flower design and wearing sandals. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority)

Monday, May 06, 2013 4:53 pm

Body found is that of missing woman, 83

The Associated Press

Authorities say searchers have found the body of an 83-year-old woman who went missing after arriving at a Washington airport from Barbados.

U.S. Park Police spokesman Paul Brooks said in an email Monday afternoon that the body of Victoria Kong was found about 2 p.m. by a team with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.

Brooks said Kong's body was found north of Reagan National Airport, about 30 feet from a bike trail in a wooded area.

He said the investigation into her death is continuing.

Kong was last seen Friday leaving the airport on foot.

Kong's family says they were waiting for her to be escorted off the flight by wheelchair, but she never showed up.