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Body found in Arlington identified as missing man with dementia

John Shields (SOURCE: family) John Shields (SOURCE: family)
ARLINGTON, TN (WMC) -

The body discovered in Arlington this week has been identified as a man who has been missing since the last week in January.

Investigators identified John Shields, 63, as the body that was discovered Tuesday afternoon in a wooded area behind an Arlington neighborhood.

Family members said Shields went missing January 30 from his home near Hacks Cross Road and Highway 385. Family said he suffered from diabetes and dementia. 

An extensive search was launched immediately after his disappearance, using drones and a helicopter, but came up empty handed.

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