Body Of Daytona Veteran Found Blocks Away From Where He Went Missing

By on July 14, 2017 in WNDB News


Daytona Beach, FLUpdate: The body of missing 85-year-old veteran, Harold Cantrell, was found Sunday near a home on Fairmont Rd. in Daytona Beach.

The body was found caught up in a wire fence just blocks away from the Indigo Palms assisted living facility where Cantrell went missing on July 5. Police are still working to determine cause of death, and the death remains under investigation.

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Earlier Reporting:

There will be an organized search Saturday to look for a missing Daytona Beach Korean War veteran who has Alzheimer’s disease and has not been seen since July 5th.

85-year-old Harold Cantrell went missing from Indigo Palms Memory Care Facility in Daytona Beach, and the public is urged to come and help in the search efforts at the center located at 570 National HealthCare Dr. The community will be searching the area and canvassing Daytona with flyers trying to raise awareness and bring him back to his family.

Meeting times for the search are July 15 at 9AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM. For more details you can contact the volunteer coordinator Laura Slaback at 352-502-9700.

Cantrell could possibly be trying to head to Flagler Beach to see his wife, Joyce Cantrell, who lives there. He is also wearing a TILE locator device. Anyone who downloads the TILE app on his or her phone will send an alert if within 100 feet of Cantrell.

There will also be a press conference regarding the missing veteran at 2 PM on Friday at the Daytona Beach Police Department.

The family is offering a $1,500 reward to anyone who finds him, and Police Chief Craig Capri will match that amount.

Above photo of Cantrell and the one featured with Cantrell and his wife, Joyce, courtesy of volunteer coordinator and friend of the family, Laura Slaback. 

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.



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