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UPDATE: Body ID'ed as 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain man

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DADE COUNTY, GA (WRCB) - UPDATE: A Lookout Mountain family is mourning the loss of 73-year-old Freddie Wooten. Hundreds of volunteers helped search for him late Friday night until Sunday evening.  

Everything came to a halt when a maintenance worker at the home of high-profile local attorney Bobby Lee Cook called the Dade County Sheriff's Office. He reported a green minivan drove over a covered pool and was under water.  

The GBI and investigators don't believe foul play was a factor. Wooten was on his way to pick up his daughter. His family believes he got lost, driving down Brow Drive in Menlo, GA.

Wooten's son in law, Marty Nix say, we were planning a 50th wedding anniversary. He was nice to a fault and would stop to pick people up to give them a ride or help someone in need of money. 

So many people helped look for him over the weekend, our family really appreciates that.  The community support has been overwhelming.”


The Dade County Sheriff's Office confirm to Channel 3 the body pulled from the van is that of 73-year-old Freddie Wooten.

Wooten's body was taken to the crime lab for further investigation. No foul play is expected. 

Stay with Channel 3 for the latest information on this developing story.  


Family members of Freddie Wooten tell Channel 3 searchers located Wooten's van Sunday night off Lula Lake Road. The van was found submerged in water. They say a body was pulled from the vehicle but no positive identification has been made.

Stay with Channel 3 for the latest information on this developing story.  

Police in Lookout Mountain, Georgia are trying to locate a missing elderly man. Seventy-three-year old Freddie Wooten has been missing since 8:00 Friday night. Family members say Wooten left his home on Craig Road to pick up his daughter in the Fairyland community but never showed.

Police say Freddie Wooten's light-green 2002 Ford Windstar minivan with Georgia plate PHM1418 was captured on a traffic camera 8:15 Friday night at the 1900 block of Highway 157, headed Southbound. Wooten stands around 6'1", weighing 200 pounds and has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a long sleeve light blue shirt and dark work pants.

If you have information on Wooten's whereabouts, call 911.

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