Wagswoofs – Tragedy strikes as the search for a missing Georgiana man comes to a devastating end on Thursday morning.
Ronnie Nelson Black, 73, was found deceased in the early hours of December 7th. According to Butler County Sheriff Danny Bond, the exact circumstances surrounding Black’s death are still unknown. However, foul play is currently not suspected as the cause of his passing.
According to Bond, Mr. Black’s body was discovered in close proximity to his home. He mentioned that the investigation is still ongoing and there are tasks that need to be completed. At this stage, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of foul play, but further investigation is required to confirm this.
Late Wednesday, immediate family members reached out on social media, seeking information from anyone who may have spotted Black after dark on Tuesday. Around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, the family requested the community’s assistance in conducting a search in the area. Shortly after 8 a.m., they informed that the search had concluded.
“I am grateful for the tireless efforts of everyone involved,” expressed Matt Black, the son of Ronnie. “It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that the search has concluded, albeit not with the outcome we had hoped for. I kindly ask that you keep sending your prayers and thoughts to Leah, myself, and our entire family during this difficult time.”
The Sheriff’s Office reached out to the public for assistance in locating Black on December 6th. An Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) missing person alert described Black as a white male who was last seen wearing blue jeans and a khaki jacket in the Starlington Road area near Loves Way Church in Georgiana. During this time, it was made known to the community that Black may have been dealing with a condition that could affect his decision-making abilities.
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding Black’s death and no additional information is available at this time.