Authorities: Missing Ionia area man found

Edward Harry Wray
An undated photo of 84-year-old Edward Harry Wray. (Ionia County Sheriff's Office)

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — The search for an elderly man reported missing in Ionia County is over.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says 84-year-old Edward Harry Wray was found in Ottawa County. Family members were on their way there late Monday morning to pick him up.

Wray was reported missing after he got into his vehicle to head to Sparrow Ionia Hospital, but didn’t show up. That was around 3:45 a.m. Monday.

The sheriff’s office says Wray suffers from early onset dementia. He grew up in the Ionia area but has been spending time in Texas lately, visiting relatives, according to authorities.