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Missing 92-year-old man found dead, Nassau deputies say

Jesse Grooms, 92, was reported missing in Nassau County
Jesse Grooms, 92, was reported missing in Nassau County (Courtesy of Nassau County Sheriff's Office)

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. – Nassau County authorities were searching Thursday for a missing 92-year-old man with dementia.

On Thursday evening, the Sheriff’s Office said Jesse Claude Grooms, of Fernandina Beach, was found dead. A post on its Facebook page reads:

“Mr. Grooms has been found. We are sad to inform you all he passed away. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers. Also thank you all who came out to offer help. This community was so caring today and that means a lot to us and his family.”

Details surrounding his death were unclear.