Chadwick Boseman's uncle Tony found in gravely dehydrated state after going missing for 3 days, family expresses relief
Tony, a 77-year-old dementia patient, was last seen in the vicinity of Boseman Road on September 3 and after a search, he was found on September 6
ANDERSON, CALIFORNIA: Tony Boseman, Chadwick Boseman's uncle went missing on Sunday, September 4. After an extensive search by the South California Law Enforcement Division, he was finally found. Boseman's family has confirmed that he is the late 'Black Panther' actor's uncle and was found on Tuesday, September 6.
Tony, 77 and a dementia patient, was last seen in the vicinity of Boseman Road at about 3.30 pm. Shale Remien, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office's public information officer said, "He's gone missing before. So basically the last time anyone saw him was on Boseman Road on Sunday afternoon around 3:30. He was there one minute and essentially gone the next."
Remien added, "We found him about a half a mile away from his house, but it was a very wooded concealed, rural, rough terrain, and essentially, he was in a wooded ditch. Obviously very dehydrated. A little bit out of it." Remien added, "Thankfully, SLED and our deputies were both on foot together, and that's when they came upon Mr. Boseman, but with that being said, for the last three days, we've had eyes up in the air with not one but two choppers today."
Remien concluded, "When you have that many resources on the ground and up in the air, and you're watching a family out of the corner of your eye praying, you are praying too for this kind of result, and we got it today. We are beyond thankful he's okay."
Tony's family is grateful that he was discovered alive. Letia, Tony's daughter, stated, "We feel like the angels in heaven were looking down on him. We're thankful for all the prayers." The news that he had been discovered safely left his 57-year wife Katherine Boseman close to tears. "We just thank God," Katherine added.
Marshall Bolden, Tony's nephew, previously stated during the investigation concerning his missing uncle, "Kinda a concerned and worried time. We just want to find him and want him to be safe when we do find him." He expressed gratitude for their assistance as he said, "It makes it a little bit easier when you got support and you're not out here by yourself looking for someone."
News of Tony's disappearance broke after Chadwick earned his first-ever Emmy award on Saturday, September 3, for his performance in Marvel's 'What If...?' for outstanding voice-over portrayal of Star-Lord T'Challa in the episode 'What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord?' After a prolonged battle with pancreatic cancer. Chadwick diedo on August 28, 2020. He was 43.