Though its efforts did not yield a result, the search for Donald Grim last week was one of the largest of its kind in Greece in the past seven years.

Though its efforts did not yield a result, the search for Donald Grim last week was one of the largest of its kind in Greece in the past seven years.


Last week, around 75 law enforcement officers and search party members from across the region and state scanned the Edgemere Drive neighborhood by land, air and water, looking for Donald Grim, who went missing on Monday, Oct. 24.


But it was two fisherman who found a body that matched Grim’s description yesterday afternoon, laying in a brush pile underneath a tree near the Lake Ontario shoreline.


Cpt. Steve Chatterton of the Greece Police Department said the body was obscured, and could only be seen from close range, though that area had been searched. “Unless you walked up real close, you wouldn’t see it,” he said.


The police search started late on Monday, Oct. 24 after a family member reported Grim missing. The search continued until dark during the next two days with multiple agencies getting involved, from local fire departments, and the U.S. Coast Guard to Border Patrol and Massasauga Search and Rescue.


“We knew he could’ve been anywhere four miles east, four miles west, or four miles south, it was such a big search area,” Chatterton said.


The last search of this scale was in 2004, when Nick Salamone went missing during a winter storm. His body was not found until the spring.


Grim, 76, who lived with relatives on North Drive, would typically go for a walk every morning in the Edgemere neighborhood. He’d typically park his car out by Long Pond Road, but Monday morning, he left on foot and didn’t return.


A confirmation that the body found was Grim is still pending, and the Monroe County Medical Examiner has not yet released a cause of death.