A missing Santa Rosa man described as at risk due to dementia has been found deceased in an unincorporated area of Bennett Valley.
Lawrence “Larry” Atchison went missing on February 27 this year at around 4:45 p.m. It was reported he walked away from his home at Leafwood Circle.
Due to dementia, the Santa Rosa Police Department advised that he would be unable to find his way home. The police searched for several weeks along with the help of the Sonoma County Search and Rescue, other volunteer organizations, helicopters, search dogs, Atchison’s family and friends, and community volunteers.
According to Santa Rosa authorities, the search was conducted through neighborhoods, waterways, parks, and trails.
And on Tuesday, March 28, a woman walking along a rural trail in the 4500 block of Fawn Hollow Lane found a deceased body on the ground.
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office arrived and noted the clothing matched Atchison’s.
Detectives from the Santa Rosa PD Violent Crime Team also went to the scene.
Detectives do not believe there was any foul play involved in Atchison’s death.