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Body found near home of missing Petersburg man with Alzheimer’s

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Posted at 5:13 PM, Aug 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-12 17:16:43-04

PETERSBURG, Va. – Petersburg police have launched a death investigation after finding a body along a patch of woods just southeast of South Guilfield Street.

Petersburg Police Chief William Rohde says the body is badly decomposed and they’re unable to identify the person at this time.

He went on to say they’re not ruling out that it could be Raymond Carl Parker, who has been missing since July 25.

Parker went missing after walking away from his home in the 800 block of Commerce Street. The found that was found Friday was discovered less than a mile away from Parkers home.

Raymond Carl Parker

Raymond Carl Parker

Parker is reported to be in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s disease and has not taken his prescribed medicine.

The body will be sent to the Medical Examiners Office for positive identification.

Stay with CBS 6 for the latest on this developing story.