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Body found in apartment where missing Elvis fan was staying

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(WMC-TV) - A body was found Monday in an apartment that was that last known location of a missing Elvis fan from Scotland.

According to Memphis police, the body, that of a woman in her 40's, was pronounced dead at the scene. A death investigation is now underway.

Gerrie Lawrie of Scottland, who was staying in the apartment, has not been seen in days. Lawrie traveled from Scotland to Memphis for Elvis Week, but she did not make her return flight home.

Lawrie was originally a guest of the Cedar Hotel on East Brooks Road. During the trip, she moved to a short-term condo rental on Denmark, near downtown.

Friends say Lawrie had dinner at TGI Friday's with former Shelby County Sheriff Gene Barksdale last week. In a missing person's report Barksdale filed, he told police he dropped off Lawrie at this parking garage just before midnight Thursday.

Her rental car has not been seen, or returned.

Friends say Lawrie has not answered phone calls or text messages, and her Facebook page has been deleted.

Loved ones created their own Facebook page praying for her safety.

Authorities have not determined a cause of death for the body found Monday, but no foul play was suspected.

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