HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Channel 2 Action News learned there is an urgent search for a man who recently disappeared from his Locust Grove home in Henry County. Timothy Osborne, 58, was last seen on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Osborne has been suffering from early-onset dementia for a decade and his family told Channel 2's Rikki Klaus they're worried sick. Osborne's wife said the man hasn't taken his medication in days.
Family members are currently on boats and ATVs, and they're walking through wooded areas searching for clues. On Wednesday, relatives found the grandfather's tennis shoe and hat in a nearby lake.
Police call the disappearance a "critical case."
Kelly Osborne married Tim Osborne 38 years ago. Now that he’s missing, she doesn’t know what to do without him.
"I just wish that he would come home,” Kelly Osborne said.
She said her husband disappeared as she took a quick shower. She said, lately, his dementia has been getting worse.
“He doesn’t know that he lives here, so that’s what scares me,” Kelly Osborne said.
He was in hospice care at his Peeksville Road house. There’s been a tremendous effort to find the man in the surrounding neighborhoods. The community has posted signs and fliers.
Cheryl Thomas looked around her property for the man she used to see at the grocery store.
“I worry for him. I’m hoping he’s still alive,” Thomas said.
On Thursday afternoon, News Drone 2 captured video of people searching on a lake across the street from the Osbornes' home. The initial effort was bigger.
“At one time, I bet there was at least 150 people on ground. That wasn’t counting the helicopters and the dogs and everything they had," Kelly Osborne said.
Police are now considering locations beyond the woods.
“We’re thinking of the possibility that he may be mobile, or in a vehicle or somewhere not in Henry County," Capt. Joey Smith said.
Kelly Osborne wants nothing more than to find her husband.
“Please come home, baby. I love you. We miss you so much,” Kelly Osborne said.
Osborne’s son also found the missing man's jacket in the woods.
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