Human remains ID'd as missing 82-year-old Ormond Beach man

William Cox had last been seen alive on Feb. 8

William Cox
William Cox

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Human remains found in a wooded area near Tomoka Meadows in Ormond Beach on Feb. 22 have been identified as those of a missing 82-year-old man, officials said.

William Cox was reported missing from his home at the Grand Villas Assisted Living Facility on Feb. 8.

Cox had mild dementia but was alert and aware when he disappeared, according to staff.

Cox had made comments about wanting to go home, police said.