Missing Macon man found dead in Riverside Cemetery

Staff reportMay 9, 2013 

The body of a 71-year-old Macon man who went missing Tuesday afternoon was found Thursday morning about 11:45 deep inside Riverside Cemetery along a ravine.

After an exhaustive search on foot and by air Wednesday, David Mann was found Thursday morning, according to a police news release. He went missing after a doctor’s appointment Tuesday afternoon on Riverside Drive.

Mann’s Chevrolet van was found Wednesday morning by police in the cemetery, and authorities conducted a grid search of the cemetery but did not find him.

Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, the E-911 Center received a call that articles of clothing were discovered inside the north gate of Riverside Cemetery. Police officers and two K-9 units responded to that area to search for Mann and found his body shortly before noon.

Mann was last seen at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He and his wife, Elaine Mann, were at the hospital most of the day, but later traveled in separate cars from the doctor.

When she turned onto Lee Road, he continued heading south.

Mann had a medical condition and there was concern that he may have became disoriented after not eating all day, the release stated.

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