PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The body of a man with Alzheimer’s was found Thursday, less than two days after he went missing from an assisted living facility in Forest Grove.
Forest Grove Police received a report of a missing person from Hawthorne House Care Facility shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Toufik “Tom” Tanous walked away from the facility on his own between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team responded to the area to assist Forest Grove PD. The team began searching at 9 p.m. and did not stop until 4 a.m. They then picked up the search again at 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Search crews found Tanous’ body in Gales Creek near the Highway 47 overpass just outside the Forest Grove city limits shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday, about a mile southwest of where he was last seen.
A medical examiner has not yet determined his cause of death but officials said foul play was not suspected.