The body of a missing Seymour man was found last night near Little York, ending a Silver Alert that had been issued yesterday.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of Harold L. Wilson, 89, of Seymour.
Wilson was discovered by fishermen outside of Little York in Washington County yesterday.
According to Indiana Conservation Officer Jim Shreck, the fishermen saw Wilson’s body along a small tributary adjoining the Muscatatuck River, and Wilson’s car was found a short distance away, near State Road 39.
Indiana State Police divers recovered Wilson’s body shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday.
“His truck was located and he drove there. His vehicle was found along Old State Road 39 in the Austin Bottoms area and his body was near the waterline of a little creek,” he said.
Shreck said the vehicle appeared to have been stuck in the mud and at some point, he exited the vehicle.
How he ended up in the water is still being investigated, said Shreck.
Wilson was the subject of a Silver Alert issued by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on April 19.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said Wilson was last seen driving a red 2003 Chevrolet Silverado.
He was last seen on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 6:11 am.
He was believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine the cause of death.
No foul play is suspected at this time.
Other assisting agencies at the scene included the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County EMS, and the Gibson Township Fire Department.