welshUPDATE: OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/27/19) — Owensboro Police Department has ended its search for an adult man that walked away from an assisted living facility Sunday in Owensboro.

OPD said the body of 70-year-old Joseph F. Welsh was found Wednesday at the Ohio River. Although there did not appear to be anything suspicious about his death, detectives are continue to investigate and an autopsy is pending, said OPD PIO Andrew Boggess.

Daviess County Emergency Management Agency and its Search and Rescuse Team assisted in locating Welsh's body.

SurfKY News

OWENSBORO, Ky. (6/25/19) — Authorities are hoping the public can help in finding a 70-year-old man that walked away from an assisted living facility Sunday in Owensboro.

Owensboro Police Department said Joseph F. Welsh suffers from mental conditions and walked away from Fern Terrace, 45 Woodford Avenue.

Welsh is described as a white male, 6'2" tall weighing 206 pounds. He is bald and has hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call OPD at 270-687-8888 or 270-687-8890.

Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News Director

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