An elderly man reported missing from Tweed Heads last Sunday has been found dead after a single-vehicle car crash in Gympie, Queensland.
The last time Peter Tawton, 72, was seen alive was on Sunday afternoon, when he left his Terranora home to make his regular visit to a pizza shop in Tweed Heads South.
Police searched the area with no success then on Monday night Queensland police found him dead at the accident scene.
It is believed that Mr Tawton suffered from dementia.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.