(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Eleanor Alexander never deviated from her nighttime routine. She'd eat a light dinner, let her dog Spot out, let him back in, double-lock the screen door. And then, she and her companion would call it a night.
The evening of July 26 started the same way. The 78-year-old told her son she would eat a few bites of the soup he had brought her, then go to bed. She already had on her pink-striped pajamas when he left.
Yet for unknown reasons, instead of going to bed, she stepped outside her rural Coweta County, Ga., home and started walking, wearing nothing more than night clothes and slippers.
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