Police: Man found dead in ditch was dementia patient

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Remy Anthony Gooldy

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in suburban St. Louis say a man found dead in a drainage ditch is a dementia patient who walked away from DePaul Hospital against medical advice in October.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the man was identified on Friday as 54-year-old Remy Anthony Gooldy. His body was found Thursday in a Bridgeton drainage ditch. Police say a cause of death has not been determined.

Gooldy left the hospital Oct. 28. He was being treated for worsening dementia and a stroke.
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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com