Body of missing non-verbal Md. man with dementia located in Anne Arundel County

Daniel DeHaven (Courtesy of family)

The body of a missing man who was described as non-verbal and suffering from dementia by police was located in Anne Arundel County Tuesday evening.

Daniel DeHaven, 65, was last seen on security camera on Tuesday, January 2, at around 11:30 a.m. in the 10900 block of Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville.

On Sunday, Jan. 7, Prince George's County Police reported that a driver may have picked DeHaven up as he walked along Route 1 on that same day and dropped him off in the 800 block of Annapolis Road in Gambrills.

Police say a person who was walking in a wooded area near Dorsey Road, which is located near the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, found DeHaven's body Tuesday.

The Anne Arundel Police Department released the following statement Tuesday night:

"There are no suspicious factors in the death and the Anne Arundel County Police Department will follow up with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine cause and manner of death. There is no further information. If there are any updates, they will be posted in the daily brief."

DeHaven's brother is a retired Montgomery County firefighter.

On Wednesday, DeHaven's family released the following statement:

“Yesterday, Tuesday January 9th, at 8pm, the Prince George's County Police Department informed the family that they located our Dad and he had already passed.
We would like to thank everyone for their time, energy, and efforts towards trying to find our father. All that we were able to accomplish was a direct result of the overwhelming love and support from the community, the Prince George's County Police Department, the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department, the media, and the supporting agencies.
At this time we need to process this outcome and appreciate the life of Danny DeHaven.
Thank you."

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