Authorities Locate the Body of Missing Septuagenarian
ODESSA, TX – A few days after starting the search for 78-year-old Edward “Eddie” Moss, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed Mr. Moss was found dead in a vacant lot near his home this morning.
At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, a member of TEXSAR located Mr. Moss’s body. According to Sheriff Griffis, Mr. Moss, who was diagnosed with dementia, was last seen by a neighbor on Saturday night. No foul was suspected in the incident, but authorities do believe Mr. Moss was in the area where he was found for several days.
In a press conference, Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis explained the extensive search that was implemented to locate Mr.Moss. Volunteers, drones, and a helicopter search were all part of the effort. TEXSAR, a non-profit organization that deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies, provided specialized services of search and rescue to Ector County.
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