Kalkaska Co. Undersheriff: Missing Man Found Dead; Ruled As Accidental Drowning

The search for a missing elderly man is now over in Kalkaska.

The sheriff says they found him dead in a creek Monday afternoon.

Search teams had been out since early this morning looking for Richard Peebles.

He’d been suffering from a medical injury.

The Kalkaska County Sheriff’s Office says his caregivers reported him missing after he left the home on Gillow Road around 5:30 Monday morning.

But now we’re learning his body was found just 30 yards away from the home in a nearby creek.

The undersheriff says it was ruled an accidental drowning and the case is closed.