FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Divers pulled the body of a missing 81-year-old man from a pond in a north Fort Wayne subdivision Wednesday evening.
A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Steven Clemmer on Saturday. It said he was believed to be in extreme danger. Police confirmed later that Clemmer had Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
That Saturday, authorities searched a pond in the Woodland Lake neighborhood off Auburn Road, where Clemmer was last seen walking Friday evening. That search came up empty.
Authorities returned to the pond Wednesday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., Clemmer’s body was found.
Fort Wayne Police said they “utilized all resources available and requested additional resources” to find Clemmer, including drones and the all-volunteer Indiana Search and Response Team with 7 search dogs.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the cause and manner of Clemmer’s death later.