Police: Chester County man with dementia reported missing found dead

Robert Owen

An 81-year-old man with dementia who was reported missing from London Grove Township on Saturday has been found dead, officials with the Pennsylvania State Police report.

According to troopers, Robert E. Owen left his home on the 200 block of Rosehill Road on foot sometime early Sunday morning. Troopers report Owen was last seen inside his home around 5 a.m. 

A verified cause of death for Owen has not been released.

"We can not thank everyone in our community for everything you have done to help assist the Pennsylvania State Police with this investigation. This community should be proud on how we all came together," authorities said. 

Pa. State Police officials acknowledge members of 12 law enforcement agencies or first responders from surrounding communities, including Kennett Fire Company, Cochranville Fire Company, Avondale Fire Company, Southern Chester County EMS and Southern Chester Regional Police Cepartment participated in the search.


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