Missing Addis man found dead; no foul play suspected, say police

Ernest Wheeler
Ernest Wheeler(Addis Police Department)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 8:36 AM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 4:09 PM CDT
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ADDIS, La. (WAFB) - Authorities report that the missing Addis man they were searching for over the weekend has died.

According to the Addis Police Department, Ernest Wheeler, 61, was found dead Tuesday morning, May 10.

Police said they do not suspect foul play, but an autopsy on Wednesday will determine that.

Ernest Wheeler
Ernest Wheeler(Addis Police Department)

Wheeler was previously reported to officials as being last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 in the Addis area. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants.

Ernest Wheeler, 61
Ernest Wheeler, 61(Addis Police Department)

Wheeler has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, authorities report.

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