A family’s search for an 88-year-old Saginaw County man is over after Michigan State Police say they found his vehicle and a body near it.

Karl Marker, who family members described as suffering from dementia, was reported missing after he was last seen Sept. 17. 

“It is with a heavy heart that we want to share Karl has been found today. It is not the outcome we were hoping for, but the closure we desperately needed,” a Facebook post Sunday by the family reads. 

Police on Sunday said they found his 2011 beige GMC Savana van on a two-track road in Slagle Township just south of the village of Harrietta, more than 100 miles from his home, after a resident who lives near the road reported an abandoned vehicle disabled in mud. 

Michigan State Police in Cadillac