Body of missing 86-year-old man found in northwest Atlanta rail yard

An 86-year-old man reported missing from his northwest Atlanta home late Thursday afternoon was found dead early Friday in a nearby rail yard.

John Graham, who Atlanta police said suffered from early stages of dementia, wandered away from his home on Spink Street about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

About 10 hours later, officers responding to a call about a “person down” in the CSX rail yard off Marietta Road found a man’s body near the railroad tracks. The deceased man was later identified as Graham.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine how Graham died, but police spokeswoman Kim Jones said there were no immediate signs of foul play.