Ogle County police investigated reports of an elderly man wandering in Davis Junction and made a tragic discovery.
Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 8200 block of North Route 251, Davis Junction, at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, following up on a report of an elderly man who was found walking in the area.
The man was identified as Eiichi Negishi, 82, of West Lafayette, Indiana. He was transported by the New Milford Fire Department to a Rockford hospital for treatment.
The police learned that Eiichi and his wife, Sumire Negishi, 80, and their vehicle had been reported missing to the Indiana State Police on Monday night.
The Ogle County Deputies were able to locate the car, and Sumire, in the nearby Orchard Hills Landfill. Sumire was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy was performed and the cause of death is pending but foul play is not suspected.
Eiichi is continuing to receive treatment and the case remains under investigation.