Alzheimer’s patient found dead

An 80-year-old man who walked away from a Priest River, Idaho, residence early Tuesday was found dead that afternoon.

Willard Jensen, who was visiting from Oklahoma, had Alzheimer’s disease and was unfamiliar with the community, according to a news release from the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office. He was last seen 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at the home of relatives in the 6100 block of East River Road. His body was found around 3 p.m. about a third of a mile away by a helicopter crew from the 36th Rescue Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, police said.

The case remains under investigation, police said.

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