COLUMBUS, Ohio – Columbus police say a deaf woman who was reported missing was found dead at her home.

On Sunday, police issued a missing person alert for 48-year-old Juli-Ann Kitzmiller, who was last seen on November 15 around 9 p.m. Police said she has been distraught since the recent passing of her husband.

Police said Kitzmiller was found deceased at her home in a detached garage.  The homicide unit is currently investigating Kitzmiller’s death but police say they are not considering it criminal at this time.