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Missing 79-year-old Frederick County man found dead near local creek

Anthony Joseph Walker
Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 07, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, Md. — A 79-year-old missing Frederick County man was found dead Thursday evening by a local creek.

Camera footage showed Anthony “Tony” Joseph Walker walking out of his Jefferson home overnight on October 6.

According to family, Walker suffered from dementia and was hard of hearing.

Hundreds of volunteers joined in search and rescue efforts with officials from Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.

His body will undergo an autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

“This is an especially sad time for the Walker family, the Jefferson community, and all Frederick County residents,” said Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “Our deepest condolences go out to Tony’s family, friends, and neighbors and please know that the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office will be here to support you however we can.”