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Police believe 'missing' Elvis fan from Scotland committed suicide

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A body found Monday in a Memphis apartment has been identified as an Elvis fan that was visiting the area from Scotland.

According to Memphis police, the body of Gerrie Lawrie, 41, was discovered Monday in an apartment in the 600 block of Denmark. 

Lawrie's body was identified Tuesday.

Friends first became concerned after Lawrie, who traveled from Scotland to Memphis for Elvis Week, 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 just before midnight Thursday.

Police found no obvious signs of foul play, and believe Lawrie committed suicide.

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