Police search for missing 78-year-old Carrollton man

Police have located a 78-year-old Carrollton man who was reported missing on Wednesday.

Willie Fred Echols was last seen at his home on the 1300 block of Clem Lowell Road around 2:30 p.m. Echols was described wearing a white shirt with burgundy stripes blue jeans and a ball cap and glasses.

He was also last seen driving a 2003 silver Chevrolet pick up truck with GA tag XRE582.

However shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office notified the public that Echols was found deceased.

"This is an ongoing investigation and no foul play is suspected at this time. We ask that our community continues to pray for the family has they suffer through this difficult time," wrote the department in a Facebook post.

Copyright 2020 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.