Missing Bridgeville Man Found Dead in Edgewood

Laurie "Larry" McDonald, the Bridgeville man who went missing Thursday night, was found Sunday afternoon in a wooded area.

The missing Bridgeville man who vanished Thursday night has been found dead in Edgewood, according to authorities.

The body of Laurie “Larry” McDonald, 81, was found in a wooded area not far from the Parkway East, Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said.

WPXI-TV reported McDonald’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

King said McDonald left for a doctor’s appointment in Homewood on Thursday and apparently got lost on his way home. He somehow ended up on an access road, King said, and either crashed his car or got stuck in the mud.

McDonald then called his wife around 9 p.m. Thursday to say he saw a gas station and planned to walk through a wooded area to get assistance. Wilkinsburg police found the car around 9:30 p.m. and had it towed.

McDonald’s wife contacted Bridgeville police around 3 a.m. Friday to report that he was missing. Police spent most of Friday searching for him with K-9 units.

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Cindy Kness January 28, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Very unfortunate. I saw this yesterday while driving the Parkway and thought he may have been found.
DLKSmith January 28, 2013 at 08:41 PM
Did the police tow the car before he found his way back??
Jackie D January 29, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Must have been one long drs appt for an 81 year old.......9:00 pm call.....police tow car 9:30 pm.....with a short distance thru woods to see gas station n no one could find him.....on that extremely cold night.....he was found sunday!!!!....,,,wife calls 3:00 am....something smells!!!!!!


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