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Body of 80-Year-Old Missing Man Found in Submerged Car

The body of a missing 80-year-old man has been found in a car submerged in the Rappahannock River in Virginia.

Howard Shrieves, Jr., of Virginia's Eastern Shore, had suffered from Alzheimer's disease, authorities said. 

Shrieves was reported missing the evening of Nov. 19. He had been headed to Pocomoke City, Maryland, but never arrived at his destination, the Accomack County Sheriff's Office said.

On Tuesday morning, someone at the city dock in Fredericksburg saw the submerged car and contacted authorities. Divers found Shrieves' body inside the car, said the Stafford County Sheriff's Office.

The chief medical examiner will determine Shrieves's cause of death.

Stafford detectives are investigating why Shrieves was in the Fredericksburg area and how the car ended up in the river.

Anyone who may have seen him in the Fredericksburg area between Nov. 19 and Monday is asked to call Detective Todd Nosal at 540-658-4492.

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