Missing 79-year-old Manatee County man found dead, deputies say

Side by side images of Fredrick Bacon courtesy of the Manatee County Sheriff's Office. 

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office says a 79-year-old man who went missing on May 17 has been found dead.

Detectives say that Fredrick Bacon was found Friday morning along a pond near where he was last seen in the 4900 block of 32nd Street East in Bradenton. 

According to family and friends, he did not have money, a phone, or other trackable devices on him when he disappeared. 

Detectives are conducting a death investigation. They say his death appears to have been an accident.