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Body of missing Sugartown man found

Body of missing Sugartown man found

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The body of a missing Sugartown man was found near his home at around 10:30 a.m. about a mile and a half north of Highway 112, according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to BPSO, the body of Kelly Reeves, 77, was found 5 miles from his home on Jerry Beard Road by two search volunteers. BPSO Sheriff Ricky Moses says the body is in route to the Calcasieu Coroner's office for identification and says no foul play is suspected.

 Reeves' wife Vickie Reeves said, "Alzheimer's is a terrible disease, and it was beginning to take away who he was and he would never have wanted that, and we know that God took him home in a calm quiet place, in the woods where he loved. Now his family has closure and we just learn to move on."

Reeves went missing Wednesday, Aug. 6, and suffered from dementia. He was also deaf and had a speech impediment. Reeves' wife said he was last seen early that morning when he wandered away from his home.

Moses says he would like to thank all search volunteers and community for help in locating Reeves.

Moses said, "Unfortunately the search didn't have the outcome that we had hoped and prayed for, but at least the recovery will give the family some piece of mind."

KPLC will have more information as it become available.

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