Posted: Jul 23, 2012 8:15 PM by Associated Press
Updated: Jul 23, 2012 8:15 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 75-year-old patient at a Kansas City nursing home has been found dead in a creek.
George Macias was reported missing from his north Kansas City nursing home before noon Sunday. Police searched for Macias for hours when temperatures were above 100.
Volunteers with the Missouri Search and Rescue canine unit found Macias' body about 9 p.m. He was face down in a creek behind a home about a mile and a half from the nursing home. Police said it appeared he had fallen.
The Kansas City Star reports that foul play is not suspected but that police are awaiting autopsy results to show the cause of death.
Police said Macias, who had Alzheimer's, had wandered away from the nursing home before.