Heartbreak as man with dementia, 65, who vanished from Costco while shopping with his wife as temperatures plunged below freezing is found dead in nearby woods

Mail Online | 1/10/2018 | Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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A 65-year-old Maryland man with dementia who wandered away from his wife at a Costco store last week and went missing in the bitter cold has been found dead, it was reported on Wednesday.

Prince George's County police said Daniel DeHaven was found Tuesday night in a wooded area near Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport by a person out for a walk.

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His wife told police he disappeared on January 2 while she went to get a shopping cart at a Costco in Prince George's, according to The Washington Post.

She said she turned around to fine him gone.

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The recent bitter cold temperatures prompted intense efforts to find him, including the use of helicopters and bloodhounds.

His body was found about 20 miles from the Costco store. Police said there are 'no suspicious factors' in his death.


DeHaven was described as non-verbal.

He was last seen on January 2 at the Costco on Baltimore Avenue near Beltsville, Maryland.

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At around 11:30am on that day, his wife had gone to get a shopping cart. When she turned around, he was gone, according to authorities.

At the time of his disappearance, the temperature in Prince George's County was 27 degrees.

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From the time that he disappeared on January 2 until this past Sunday, the temperature never exceeded 23 degrees.

The temperatures grew more milder...
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