UPDATE: The autopsy report is back and it has been found that there was no foul play involved in the death of Clyde Hadnot. Calcasieu Parish Coroner Terry Welke says that an autopsy shows Hadnot likely died of exposure sometime Friday night. He was reportedly alive on Friday walking to a store.
WESTLAKE, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirms that the body found earlier this evening is that of 70 year old Clyde Hadnot of Mossville. He had been missing since Friday.
"He claimed he was going to Westlake, to the store," said Lisa Hadnot.
It was a trip he had made countless times before. But, this time Clyde Hadnot would not return.
"He was missing since Friday. The family reported him to us on Sunday. It is possible that he has been here since late Friday night," said Calcasieu Parish Sheriff, Tony Mancuso.
Monday evening, a person driving down Old Spanish Trail, a road that Hadnot walked along frequently, noticed a body in the ditch. They immediately alerted police.
"Preliminary, at the scene, doesn't appear to be any foul play. It doesn't look like he was hit by a vehicle or anything like that," said Sheriff Mancuso.
The exact cause of death will be determined later by the Calcasieu Parish coroner's office This will hopefully provide closure to family members who spent hours looking for a lost loved one.
"I Love him very much. I am going to miss him with all my heart," said Jalin Hadnot.
"He's in heaven. There is no doubt in my mind about that. He's in Heaven," said Darrell Hadnot.
Those who knew Clyde the best said, more than he was known for his daily walks into town, you could not miss his love for God.
"He was a fun loving fellow. He stayed at church. Anytime the doors were open he was in church," said Darrell Hadnot.
And, while his family is dealing with this loss, a community will have to get used to no longer seeing Clyde Hadnot making his daily tip into town.