The family of Gerard 'Ged' Doran has thanked members of the public and officers for all their support.
The 91-year-old west Cumbrian man went missing last Thursday from his home in Salterbeck.
Mr Doran's body was found on the morning of 18 July when police asked members of the public to help with the search.
Thousands of people shared the appeal for information about the man's whereabouts on social media.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to the people of West Cumbria for your support during this very difficult time. Without you, we may never have found Ged.
Mr Doran, who had dementia, was found on land between High Harrington and Salterbeck. It is thought he was walking to see his wife who lives in a nearby care home.
Ged's family thanked the police for their search effort.
We would also like to thank Cumbria Police and their partners for their professionalism, compassion, and determination over the last week. We could not have asked for a better service.”
Ged's funeral date and time will be announced in the coming days.