MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The Blount County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a Friendsville man who was reported missing has been found dead.

Billy Joe Gray, 59, was last seen Wednesday in the Friendsville area. Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said a search time found him about 200 yards from Vinegar Valley Road residence in a ravine.

Gray was legally blind and suffered from several medical conditions. Sheriff deputies and K9 teams had been searching the wooded area around his home.

Police believed he could be in endangered because of his medical conditions.

The investigation remains ongoing and additional information will be released when it becomes available.