ALEX CITY, AL. (THECOUNT) — The search for a missing Alexander City man, An Van Pham, has ended with the recovery of his body around 3 p.m. Monday, the police department confirmed.
Pham, 60, disappeared Wednesday morning. A statewide Missing Senior Alert was issued by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency in hopes of finding him. Police and members of the community searched unsuccessfully for Mr. Pham over the weekend.
“Today [Saturday], we’re going to focus on three areas,” said Alexander City Police Department detective Riley Foshee. “The first area is Washington Street, because that is where Mr. Pham lived.” They also searched the area around his home and in the woods nearby, but didn’t see any signs of him. source
Pham’s body was found by an investigator at the Alex City landfill, according to Foshee. Foul play is not suspected.
Pham was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and floral sweat pants in the area of I and O street in Alex City. The search was intensified because he had a medical condition that possibly impaired his judgement.
While a cause of death is currently unknown, Pham’s body is being taken to the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences for an autopsy.
Alexander City, known to locals as “Alex City”, is a city in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, United States, with a population of some 14,875. It is known for Lake Martin with its 750 miles of wooded shoreline and 44,000 acres of water, according to Wikipedia.