Anthony “Tony” Medeiros, the Dartmouth man reported missing on Monday, has been found deceased.

According to a Facebook post from his daughter, Samantha, Medeiros was found this afternoon.

“They found my dad passed away in the woods, likely from the elements,” she wrote. “Thank you to all the searchers. I don’t even have the words to properly thank everyone. Going to take some time. Sorry I can’t say more. Please pass along to everyone you know that was helping.”

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"He was our world," Samantha Medeiros told WBSM.

The Dartmouth Police Department confirmed that Medeiros had been found in a Facebook post on the department page at 6:01 p.m.

“Missing person Anthony ‘Tony’ Medeiros has been located,” police wrote. “Please keep the Mederios family in your collective thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Out of respect for his family, all previous posts have been removed.”

Dartmouth Police later confirmed to WBSM that Medeiros was located and is no longer alive.

“At this time, his death does not appear suspicious,” Det. Kyle Costa said.

The state medical examiner will make a final ruling on cause of death.

According to Dartmouth Police, a civilian searcher and her companion discovered Medeiros in a wooded area just south of 1344 Tucker Road in Dartmouth at about 2:45 p.m. today.

Originally, authorities reported Medeiros had been missing since 9 a.m. Monday, although his daughter later posted on Facebook that he was spotted outside Friendly Pizza in South Dartmouth at 12:37 p.m. that afternoon.

In a press release Monday evening, authorities said Medeiros had reportedly been struggling with recent mental health issues and that when he disappeared, he left his phone, wallet and vehicle behind.

Medeiros was Operations Manager for Prima CARE's imaging center for 35 years.

"Even through his struggles, he was the best father, husband, friend, and boss," Samantha Medeiros told WBSM. "He was so loved."

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