Missing grandfather with dementia found dead

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — A missing 81-year-old grandfather from Douglas County was found dead Tuesday afternoon.

Winfred Bryson Floyd had been missing for nearly 24 hours when he was found by a group of searchers.

Floyd, who was in the early stages of dementia, was last seen leaving his home on Windy Valley Drive on Monday around 2 p.m. He left home with only his cell phone.

Windy Valley Drive is in the heart of Douglas County located between the Highway 5 and Chapel Hill Road.

Family members searched late into the night Monday, but had no luck.

"We were out until around 2:00am searching the power lines near the house where his phone last pinged. We just need prayers and people to help search," his daughter, Staci Floyd Mims, posted on Facebook.


Mims said they went out again Tuesday morning at 8:30 and began searching, but found no trace of him.

People from all over came to the area to help the family search. One man told Channel 2 Action News that he and his brother drove from Bremen with their two four wheelers to help search the area.

Tuesday afternoon, GEMA joined dozens of law enforcement officials and community members in the search.

"We've used everything from horses, dogs, motorized vehicles, people on foot," Sgt. Jesse Hambrick said.

Floyd's body was found just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Crossroads family - today our hearts are heavy for the Floyd and Mims Family. Winfred Floyd is missing as of yesterday...

Posted by Crossroads Church on Tuesday, April 25, 2017