The family of a missing man is growing more concerned for his safety.

Police were searching for a man considered missing and endangered, but he has since been found dead. 

Patrick Paul Weinheimer's body was found on Feb. 21, his family confirmed.

Metro Police of Genesee County said Patrick was last seen leaving the Speedway in Mundy Township, located at US-23 and Grand Blanc Road, on Wednesday, Feb. 13 about 12:30 a.m. on foot.

"Something happened. I hate to say it, but maybe something even malicious happened," said Rachel Weinheimer, Patrick's sister-in-law.

Rachel and Jesse Weinheimer were worried sick about Patrick.

"This is an absolute nightmare. This is so not like Patrick at all. He's not the kind that would just walk away from everything," Rachel said.

Patrick lived in Swartz Creek and owned a trucking and hauling company, Legacy Auto Transport.

His family said he never made his last delivery on the night he went missing. His truck was found at the Shell gas station in Mundy Township, on the other side of the highway from where he was last seen.

"Truck with the keys in the ignition, his home keys on the dash, his wallet and his cell phone all left in the truck which is not like him because he's an OCD type person. He always makes sure he has all the stuff with him," Rachel said.

Rachel said Patrick was suffering from depression, but she doesn't think he would harm himself. She is concerned foul play may be involved.

"There's just no way he would let his family and friends just not know where he was," Rachel said.

Patrick's body was found in a secluded location.

The Metro Police Authority of Genesee County said foul play is not suspected in his death.

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