A body pulled from a Henry County lake Monday was identified as a missing grandfather with early-onset dementia who walked away from his home nearly two weeks ago.
Timothy Russell Osborne, 58, was reported missing Feb. 6 after he slipped out of his Peeksville Road home in Locust Grove while his wife was in the shower. On Monday, Capt. Joey Smith with Henry County police confirmed to AJC.com that dive teams had recovered a man’s body from the Tussahaw Reservoir.
Henry County Deputy Coroner Aaron Lunsford said on Wednesday the body was identified as Osborne.
Osborne’s wife announced her husband’s death on Facebook.
“I have lost my best friend, soul mate, husband and heart walking outside of my body today,” Kelly Osborne said in a Monday afternoon post. “Thank you to everyone for the prayers, searching and support through this nite mare (sic). Please keep my family in your prayers while we try to figure out how to go through life without Tim. I love him with every breath in my body. I’ll miss him until my last breath.”
Kelly Osborne told Channel 2 Action News her husband’s condition had worsened in recent years. Before he went missing, he was in home hospice care and required daily medication. The week before he was found, search teams came across his tennis shoes and his hat at the same reservoir, which is near his home, the news station reported.
An organized search party headed out Monday morning to comb the woods and waterways surrounding his neighborhood.
Family members have set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses. As of Thursday, the campaign has raised more than $3,000 of its $15,000 goal.
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