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Missing man found dead in Perry

Willie Patterson, 88, has been missing from a Perry residence since around midnight Saturday.
Willie Patterson, 88, has been missing from a Perry residence since around midnight Saturday.

An extensive search for a missing 88-year-old man ended Sunday with the discovery of his body.

Willie Patterson, who had diabetes and dementia, was found dead near the Ramada Inn on Valley Drive in Perry, according to Perry Police Department release. No foul play is suspected but the investigation is ongoing, the release stated.

Willie Patterson was last seen watching TV around midnight Saturday at a residence on Walcott Street, according to the release. He is from Fitzgerald.

The Houston County Fire Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Georgia State Patrol were involved in the search.

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