Missing Illinois Alzheimer’s Patient Found Dead

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Authorities have found the body of a 73-year-old central Illinois man who had been missing for more than a week.

Search crews had been looking for John Garrett of Peoria for a week. He had Alzheimer’s disease and had last been seen near a park. Authorities say he had wandered from his home while his wife was napping.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reported Sunday that his body was found about 9:45 a.m. Sunday near the entrance of Jubilee College State Park.

Hundreds of volunteers helped search for Garrett.

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