HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A missing grandfather with dementia has been found dead after nearly two weeks of searching, according to family members.
Timothy Osborne, 58, walked out of his Locust Grove home and hadn't been seen since Feb. 5.
His wife Kelly Osborne shared a statement on Facebook:
"I have lost my best friend,soul mate, husband and heart walking outside of my body today. Thank you to everyone for the prayers, searching and support through this nite mare. Please keep my family in your prayers while we try to figure out how to go through life without Tim. I love him with every breath in my body. I’ll miss him until my last breath..."
Police said they received calls around noon that a body could be seen in the Henry County reservoir.
NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene as dive teams worked to pull the body out of the reservoir. Crews told Channel 2's Aaron Diamant dense trees and debris made the recovery tough.
Channel 2’s Audrey Washington was with Osborne's wife and family, who were searching a wooded area near Old Jackson Monday.
Osborne suffered from early onset dementia. He was in hospice care when he disappeared. Police found one of Osborne's shoes and his jacket near a local church.
"It’s one of those things where it’s been 10 days or so, 11 days, and a lot of hope and positive attention towards this. It’s one of those unfortunate events that we’re going to have to deal with and do a safe rescue, or a safe recovery, and try to get some questions answered, but just move on through the process," said Capt. Joey Smith.
Right now, Osborne's body is on its way to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Police don't believe anything criminal happened to him, but they will be working to answer as many questions as they can about the time leading up to his death.
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