Chatham authorities find body of missing 88-year-old man

Chapel Hill, NC – An 88-year-old man who went missing from his home near Chapel Hill early Wednesday has been found dead.

Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly was reported missing just after 4 a.m., when his wife awoke and found him missing. She called 9-1-1 out of concern.

Crews from the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies were searching the area around Governors Drive and Mount Carmel Church Road. Mr. Kelly was typically an early riser and is known to frequent the surrounding area; usually accompanied by his wife.