One week after the disappearance of a Henry County grandfather with early-onset dementia, search teams Wednesday found his tennis shoes and his hat in a lake near his home.
The search for Tim Osborne, 58, has intensified since he was reported missing Feb. 6, Channel 2 Action News reported. Osborne slipped out of his Peeksville Road home in Locust Grove while his wife was in the shower.
Kelly Osborne told the news station her husband’s condition has worsened in recent years. He was in home hospice care and requires daily medication.
“He doesn’t know that he lives here, so that’s what scares me,” she said.
When Osborne first went missing, 150 volunteers searched for him in the woods and waterways surrounding the neighborhood. Family members have taken out boats and ATVs. At one point, Osborne’s son found his father’s jacket in the woods, Channel 2 reported.
“I just wish that he would come home,” Kelly Osborne said.
Police have deemed Osborne’s case critical and have expanded their search.
“We’re thinking of the possibility that he may be mobile, or in a vehicle or somewhere not in Henry County," Henry County police Capt. Joey Smith told Channel 2.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Henry County police at 770-957-9121.
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