Missing 81-year-old Newport News man found dead

We have a sad update in the search for a missing Newport News man with dementia.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- A missing elderly man in Newport News was found dead on Monday.

The Senior Alert has been canceled. According to police, Gerald Adams was found behind Faith Deliverance Church at the 6100 block of Roanoke Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Adams went missing on New Year's Eve around 9 p.m. He was last seen at his home in the 700 block of James Drive. His body was discovered just a few blocks away.

Adams had a history of wandering away from home, including three times this past week.

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