71-year-old N.C. man missing for weeks found dead in Georgia

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the man’s death

A 71-year-old North Carolina man, who had been missing since May 2, was found dead in a rural area in southeast Georgia over the weekend.

Bryant Alexander Poole’s body was found in a remote area of Echols County, which is south of Valdosta, according to a release by the Asheville Police Department. APD and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, along with authorities in Echols County, are investigating the Asheville man’s cause of death.

Poole had reportedly last spoken with his family on May 2. The 71-year-old had been driving his blue 2012 Hyundai Tucson and traveling with his dog Piper, the Cavalier.

Last week, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons reported that Poole was possibly suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.