79-year-old Frederick County man who was reported missing found dead: sheriff

PHOTOS: Frederick County Sheriff's Office

A Frederick County man who had been the subject of a significant search has been found dead, the sheriff’s office said Thursday night.

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They say 79-year-old Anthony Joseph Walker, who suffered from dementia, was found around 6:30 p.m. in a creek bed near his home in Jefferson.

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He had last been seen around 1:40 a.m. on Wednesday.

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The sheriff’s office has not indicated whether they believe foul play may have been involved in Walker’s death.