COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday that the body of missing Cookeville man Dr. James L. Smith was found in rural Overton County.
The 83-year-old man, who had dementia, had been missing since Wednesday, April 17th.
Officials say the body was discovered around 3:30 p.m. by family, volunteers, and law enforcement.
He was last seen leaving his residence heading to Overton County in a gray Chevy four door pickup truck. The truck had been located between Puncheon Creek Lane and Copeland Cove Road.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Smith family during this difficult time," said Putnam County Sheriff's Office PIO Laura Hull.