Jose G. Arevalo

An 83-year-old Berwyn man reported missing and endangered late last week was found dead in the rear area of a North Riverside car dealership around 11 a.m. on Dec. 6.

Jose G. Arevalo, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, had walked away from his residence near 19th Street and Scoville Avenue in Berwyn sometime after 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 1.

According to a North Riverside police report, security camera video showed Arevalo walking toward the Collision Center north of the main showroom at Zeigler Ford, 2100 Harlem Ave., around 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Police said Arevalo was found lying on the ground in the northwest area of the property, which is not covered by security cameras. He was wearing clothing that matched the description family members gave police when they reported him missing.

There were no signs of foul play, police reported, and an investigator from the Cook County Medical Examiner told police Arevalo had on his person a wallet that still contained identification and $70 in cash.

Arevalo’s family has created an online fundraiser to pay for funeral expenses. Any money leftover will be donated to fund Alzheimer’s research, according to Arevalo’s daughter Alejandra, who organized the fundraiser.