DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - The Douglas County Sheriff's Office tells FOX 5 that 81-year-old Winfred Bryson Floyd has been found dead. A Mattie's Call went out for Floyd Tuesday afternoon.
Floyd was last seen in the area of Windy Valley Drive, between Highway 5 and Chapel Hill Road, in Douglasville Monday around 2 p.m.
"My mom left home for a little while, but she left dad a note," Kimberly Schuler said. "When she got home, there was a note from my dad saying he wouldn't be home when she got back.
Schuler is one of Floyd's eight kids. She along with her siblings, the community and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office searched for Floyd since Monday afternoon.
The family told FOX 5, they received a call from Winfred shortly after her left.
"He said he was lost and didn't know where he was," Schuler said. "He said that he was a big tree and a little tree. We tried to call back, but his phone went dead. That was the last time we talked to him."
Surrounding the Floyd's home, acres of lands as well as tons of trees and fields.
"We think he may have sat down," Schuler said. "We may have walked past him."
Schuler told FOX 5 her dad suffered from dementia.
"He's probably disoriented and can't find his way back," Schuler said.
Sergeant Hamrick said the Sheriff's office will continue the search as long as possible.
"We haven't left the family's side and we don't plan to," Hamrick said.
The family told FOX 5 they remain hopeful, but are asking for the public's help.
Floyd's daughter had said, "Daddy if you see this, your family loves you and we want you home safe and sound."
This is an ongoing investigation.