ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department was searching for a missing 81-year-old man with dementia, but about 9:00 a.m. Thursday, WALB confirmed that he was found, dead.
Coroner Michael Fowler told us that the body of Alex “Bud” Crayton had been positively identified.
He was found by APD in a water-filled ditch near Constitution Court. The coroner does not suspect foul play.
Caryton wandered away from his home on Stone Water Drive around 11 p.m. Wednesday.
APD thought that he may have attempted to catch a ride to Leary, where he lived previously with his daughter.
The search for Crayton had been underway until low visibility hindered the search Wednesday night.
If you any information about this case, you’re asked to call Albany Police at 229-431-2132.