Body of missing Lanett man found in creek

Authorities have confirmed that a missing Lanett area man has been found in a shallow creek.

Lanett police confirm they believe the body of 67-year old William Wright was found Tuesday afternoon in a creek along Highway 29, near the police department.

There is no foul play suspected. However, the coroner says the body is being sent for an autopsy.

Family members tell News Leader 9 Wright went missing last week.  He's known to have several health problems including seizures, diabetes and possibly dementia.

If you have a loved one that suffers from Alzheimer's or dementia, Lee and Chambers counties have a program called Life Savers.  Your loved one can be fitted with a tracking device that can be used to find them in case they wander off or get lost.

Contact your local sheriff's office for more information.

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