Gwinnett County investigators have positively identified the skeleton remains found on July 2 to be the remains of Jean Laguerre, who went missing almost a year ago.
On Aug. 13, 2008, Gwinnett police responded to a missing persons report at Laguerre's home on Melrose Woods Court in Lawrenceville.
Laguerre's daughter reported that her 80-year-old father was sitting on the front porch of the residence when she went inside of the house for a period of time. She returned to find her father gone.
Family members and friends searched the surrounding area for two hours before calling police.
The family and The Alzheimer's Association believe Laguerre suffered from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. He also took daily medications for high blood pressure.
Investigators found the remains in a wooded area near Cassina Court. There does not appear to be any signs of foul play. The Medical Examiners office is still in the process of determining the cause of death.
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