Missing 61-year-old man found dead Sunday in Okmulgee Lake, say authorities

Posted at 7:11 PM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-06 06:23:39-05

OKMULGEE, Okla. -- The search for a missing Henryetta man has ended after a fisherman found his body in Okmulgee Lake, following the silver alert issued for 61 year-old larry Andrews on Saturday,

“He was one of those guys who would drive all the way to the end of the world just to come help you with something,” said Larry Andrews Family Member Nathan Neill. 

Nathan Neill said it’s been a tough week for Larry Andrew's family, trying to figure out where the retired father of 4 disappeared to.The news of his disappearance especially hard with Andrews recent diagnosis of dementia.

“We didn’t really have a handle on where he would go and why, that’s kinda what’s been so puzzling to everybody," said Neill.

Today Bridging The Gap organized a search for Andrews with his family and first responders. They said Andrews was last seen on January 31st, walking out of the Golden Pony Casino in Okemah. 

“We literally took every singe route between his house and the casino and split it up and sent teams out,” said Bridging The Gap Founder Julie Pendley.

But it only took a few hours until they said someone found his body in Okmulgee lake. 

“His body was found in the lake, his vehicle has still not been recovered,” said Pendley.

With Andrews black Ford 2013 F-150 still missing, Neill said the family is hoping investigators can find answers.

“We’re not looking for any miracles, we’d just like to know, get some of those questions answered of when and how and why,” said Neill.

Okmulgee County investigators said the Medical Examiner will determine Andrews exact cause of death.

Deputies are asking the public’s help in locating his truck with Oklahoma license plate #792-LQU and a broken mirror on the passenger side.

Those with any information are asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (918) 756-4311.

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