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Orange County deputies find missing 81-year-old man dead in body of water

Jesse Garcia was reported missing Friday

Orange County deputies are searching for a missing 81-year-old man.
Orange County deputies are searching for a missing 81-year-old man. (OCSO)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.***12:58 p.m. UPDATE***

The body of Jesse Garcia, an 81-year-old man that was reported missing Friday has been found by authorities.

According to officials, Garcia’s body was found inside a body of water in the Conway area.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the news on Twitter Saturday.

“Sadly, it appears Jesse wandered into a body of water and was found deceased.”

Stay with News 6 for updates

***ORIGINAL***

Orange County deputies are searching for a missing 81-year-old man.

Deputies said Jesse Garcia was last seen Friday at 1:30 p.m. leaving his home in the Conway area.

Investigators said Garcia was seen wearing a black hat, a light-colored shirt, and dark blue or gray basketball shorts.

The Sheriff’s Office said Garcia suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Anyone with information on Garcia is asked to call 911.


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