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Police in Essex have suspended the search for an elderly man who has been missing since October after a body was found in woodland.
Gordon Wilson, who is 82 and has dementia, was last seen near his home in Leaden Roding near Halstead.
A body was found by a member of the public in woodland in Sible Hedingham on Saturday. Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
No formal identification has taken place yet but Gordon’s family have been updated and the police search suspended.
Police have appealed for two motorcyclists who helped a pensioner, believed to be missing Essex man Gordon Wilson, to get in touch with them.
The riders and a pedestrian helped the man who had fallen over in Halstead Road, Sible Hedingham, back on October 25.
Essex Police say his description fits Mr Wilson's.
Dozens of volunteers joined a search across the Essex countryside for an elderly man who has been missing since October 25th.
82-year-old Gordon Wilson had been diagnosed with vascular dementia just two weeks before he disappeared.
Now his family say they are desperately worried for his safety.
Click below to watch a full report by ITV News Anglia's Emily Knight.
Members of the public are being invited to join Essex Police officers today, in a further search of the Halstead area for missing Gordon Wilson.
A man fitting Mr Wilson's description got off the number 352 bus in Halstead on Sunday October 25 and walked in the direction of Butler Road.
Gordon, who has vascular dementia, was last seen by neighbours near his home in Leaden Roding near Dunmow at about 11am on Sunday, October 25.
His ill health means he can become confused and have difficulty speaking.
Police believe he took the number 59 bus from Chelmsford Bus Station on the day he went missing.
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Police in Essex are continuing to search for an 82-year-old man who has now been missing for two weeks.
A group of volunteers have gathered in an Essex town to help in the search for a missing pensioner with dementia.