88-year-old man found dead after apparently leaving his Town of Barton home on foot

TOWN OF BARTON (WITI) -- Washington County Sheriff's officials say a missing 88-year-old man was found dead near his home.

Sheriff's officials were called out to the man's home around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 11th, where they learned the man had left his home on foot.

Given the rural terrain surrounding the man's home, two fire departments and a police department were called in to assist the Washington County Sheriff's officials already on scene. Additionally, family members, friends and neighbors joined in the search.

The 88-year-old man was found dead around 9:00 p.m. in a semi-wooded area.

The incident remains under investigation.