Joseph Simien, photo courtesy of the St Landry Parish Sheriffs Office

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of 78-year-old Joseph Simien Sr. was found this morning by the sheriff's off and Equusearch Team members.

Investigators say Simien was found deceased just west of his property line on Sidney Charles Road in Opelousas.

Officials says no foul play is suspected at this time, and this investigation is ongoing.

Investigators say an autopsy will be conducted by the St. Landry Parish Coroners Office.

Simien was reported missing by his family members on March 11.  He was last seen at his home on March 9.

Family members confirmed that Mr. Simien suffered from the beginning stages of dementia.