WATERFORD, Mich. (WJBK) - The body of a military man who had been missing from Waterford for more than a week was found Wednesday, according to a search and rescue team.
Investigators say Command Sgt. Major David Folsom died by suicide. His family told FOX 2 he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that he's wandered off from home before.
"He's an amazing, respected individual that just kind of lost his way a little bit," his wife, Belinda Folsom, told us while the 54-year-old was still missing. She told us he had wandered off once before, earlier in the month.
In that instance, he had fallen asleep in a park but, when he returned home eight hours later, she says he couldn't remember whick park it was or how he got there.
Belinda says recently his PTSD has gotten worse. He has been with the Army National Guard for 20 years, and had been deployed twice to Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan.
David left home around 3:30 a.m. on July 12 during a sleepless night. Belinda says she figured he went up to go on his phone or laptop, but when she got up a few hours later he was not in the house.
She says he left his phone and truck at home, but left the house with a gun, his wallet and a house key.
David's body is now with the Wayne County Medical Examiners, who are determining a cause of death. Police tell us the body was found near the area of Cooley Lake Road and Hiller roads.