Crime & Public Safety

A missing Bluffton man was found dead just outside of a Savannah hospital

Larry Schmitz
Larry Schmitz

A 58-year-old man reported missing and endangered on Christmas Day was found dead in Savannah, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release Tuesday night.

Larry Schmitz was last seen at his Bluffton home at 3:30 a.m. Monday and was found dead inside his car in the parking lot of Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah late Monday morning, according to the release. His family was concerned about his well-being because he needed medication for a health condition.

The Chatham County Coroner’s Office identified Schmitz and contacted his next of kin Tuesday afternoon, according to the Sheriff’s Office. An investigation into his death revealed Schmitz died as a result of a health condition; there were no signs of foul play.