Elvin Mosley, an Alzheimer’s patient who was missing for almost a week, was found dead Wednesday evening in Ellabell.
Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said one of Mosley’s sons found the Toyota Highlander the 82-year-old disappeared in April 7 stuck on muddy road off C.C. Road in North Bryan County.
Shortly thereafter a search began, and the body was found by members of the sheriff’s and Richmond Hill Police departments.
“When (Mosley) left the car, he went farther into the woods instead of coming back,” Smith said.
He added that the cause of death has yet to be determined.
“There are no signs of foul play – it’s just a sad thing that happened,” he said.
Smith noted that Mosley was not a participant in Project Lifesaver, a program aimed at providing a wrist transmitter to senior citizens who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s and may wander off.
“Had that been in use, it might would have saved his life,” he said.
According to family, Mosley was working April 7 with family members on a piece of family-owned property in Ellabell when he unexpectedly hopped into his wife’s vehicle and left. Mosley had Alzheimer’s for 10 years and had not driven in a year and a half.