Body found believed to be missing Alexandria man with dementia

Body found believed to be missing Alexandria man with dementia
A body found Tuesday is believed to be that of James Gunnels, a man reported missing from Alexandria on February 13. (Source: WAFB)

ACADIA, PARISH La. (WAFB) - The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says a body found Tuesday afternoon (March 10) is believed to be that of James Gunnels, a man reported missing from Alexandria on February 13.

The body was found around 4 p.m. by a farmer and his employee in a field, according to Sheriff K.P. Gibson. The body was found a few hundred yards from Gunnels’ truck, which was discovered on Blue Jay Road in Morse on Feb. 14.

The Acadia Parish Coroner has ordered an autopsy to confirm the identity and cause of death. Sheriff Gibson says Gunnels’ family has been notified.

Gunnels was reported missing from an assisted living facility in Alexandria Thursday, Feb. 13. He left during the night to go to the store and never returned, officials said.

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