Police: Body found in Clayton County was missing man

MORROW, Ga. -- Authorities have identified a man found dead by a water department crew in Clayton County, on Wednesday, as a previously missing person.

The body was found off of Southern Road just south of Morrow by members the the Clayton County Water Authority as they were working to fix a malfunctioning drain. 

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On Thursday, police confirmed the body was that of 55-year-old Darryl Eugene Harden of College Park, Ga. who was the subject of a Mattie's Call on March 16. Authorities were concerned for Harden's safety because he suffered from dementia and bi-polar disorder.

His body was later examined by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. Authorities are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding Harden's death and how he ended up at the location but said that there were no signs of foul play or trauma.

Harden went missing on March 10 at about 8 a.m. from an apartment in the 5500 block of Riverdale Road. The location where his body was later found is about 6 miles away just outside of Morrow, Ga.

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