Missing, elderly Seymour man found dead near Muscatatuck River

Harold Wilson. Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police.

A missing elderly Seymour man has been found dead near the Muscatatuck River in Washington County.

According to Indiana Conservation officers, the body of 89-year-old Harold L. Wilson was discovered by fishermen outside of Little York in Washington County Wednesday.

The fishermen saw Wilson’s body along a small tributary adjoining the Muscatatuck River, and Wilson’s car was found a short distance away, near State Road 39.

Indiana State Police divers recovered Wilson’s body shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Wilson was the subject of a Silver Alert issued by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department on April 19.

An autopsy is scheduled for later today to determine Wilson’s cause of death. No foul play is suspected at this time.

Other assisting agencies at the scene included the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Washington County EMS, and the Gibson Township Fire Department.