Dewey's uncle, Lasell Shy, reported the man missing. He says Dewey was schizophrenic and had been without his medication for several days. The uncle became especially worried when Dewey failed to pick up his disability check.
St. Clair County sent its command post to the search near Dewey's apartment at 29th and Waverly. Just to the South, two men walking through the park found the man in the pond.
Dewey's uncle identified the body.