Body of missing 81-year-old South Dakota man found - KOTA Territory News

Body of missing 81-year-old South Dakota man found


    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) _ A Pierre man who has been missing since the weekend has been found dead in a pasture in Jerauld County.
    Eighty-one- year-old LeRoy Nye was reported missing early Sunday after he left in the middle of the night without his medication for dementia while visiting family in St. Lawrence.
    Authorities say Nye's car had become stuck in the mud in a pasture, and he set off on foot. His body was found near a pond just west of Cottonwood Lake.
    A Civil Air Patrol pilot spotted Nye's car and ground crews reached the site Wednesday night.

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The search is resumed Wednesday for 80-year-old LeRoy Nye.

Hand County authorities have reached out to neighboring states law enforcement and hospital networks.  They are continuing to spread our search radius.

The Civil Air Patrol is hopeful to be in the air flying Highway 14 from the east side of the state to Pierre.  They will also be flying Highway 281 from Aberdeen to Wagner.  

Nye has been missing from St. Lawrence since early Sunday morning.  The family is desperately urging everyone to search for him.  They have not been sleeping because they have been worried sick about their husband, their brother, their father.    

He is 6' tall, weighs approximately 280 lbs and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and underpants.  He was visiting his family in St. Lawrence, SD, and is originally from the Pierre and Canning area in South Dakota.  He left the home around 1:00am Sunday Morning in a dark green 2001 Chrysler Intrepid with a license plate: 33M 202. 

He is a rancher who liked to visit implement stores, places like Runnings, and sale barns.  His favorite place to eat is Perkins Restaurants. 

If you have any information, please contact the hand county sheriff's office at 605-853-2408.

(Original Story)

The Hand County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help finding an elderly man ... who has been missing since around one a.m. Sunday morning.

82 year old LeRoy Nye was last seen in Saint Lawrence at 10:30 on Saturday night wearing a white t–shirt and underpants.

Nye is suffering from early stages on dementia.

Hand County First Responders have searched every blacktop, gravel, and passable road along with several areas by ATV.

They have searched most of the county with volunteers by plane.

Beadle County and Hughes County are also currently searching for him.

He was driving this 2001 Chrysler Intrepid License Plate WITH 33M 202.

If you have any information, please contact the hand county sheriff's office at 605-853-2408.

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