According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, the silver alert for an 88-year-old from Pekin was cancelled at 2:51p today.

One of Brown’s family members confirmed to WSLM that his body was found this afternoon.

“We are saddened to say his body was found earlier today,” said neice Teresa Bryan.

Brown has been driving a red 2015 Buick Encore with Indiana handicap plate D185XR and the vehicle was recovered near Winslow Lake, northwest of Salem on Sunday. 

A search began Sunday and continued through this afternoon on private properties surrounding the area. 

Washington County Sheriff Roger Newlon said a release will be issued very soon from Deputy Brad Naugle, who is the investigating officer.