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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says the man reported missing last week was found dead on Sunday.

Police say 48-year-old Emmanuel Mendy left a family residence for walk on Long Nook Lane in southeast Charlotte last Tuesday and never returned.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say Mendy's body was found in a wooded area in Ballantyne.

His death appears to be suicide, officials say.

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