Body of Missing Alzheimer's Patient Found

An autopsy confirms a man's body found in Harrison County Saturday morning is that of an elderly man that's been missing for more than a week.

Search teams found the body of 77-year-old Bobbie Richardson in a creek bed about a mile southwest of the Southern Heritage Personal Care Center on Highway 15. Richardson had been missing since he walked away from the care center April 4th.

Coroner Gary Hargrove says the autopsy shows Richardson drowned in the creek soon after he was reported missing.