LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - believe Aaron Zimmerman has been found.
A man walking in a heavily wooded area about 200 yards from the city of Lorain discovered a body around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The 24-year-old disappeared on November 14, 2014. There have been numerous searches for him and thousands of flyers handed out.
"We walked the woods. We've even walked the area that Aaron was located," says Angel Arroyo who helped lead the search efforts.
Zimmerman was last seen one day before his birthday. At the time, his family told 19 Action News that he liked to walk in the Metropark near their home.
Now, his family may have some closure, but not the ending they had so desperately prayed for.
"Able to move forward and put this together and remember all the great times they had with Aaron," says Arroyo.
Zimmerman suffered from Asperger's Syndrome and schizophrenia.
The Lorain County Coroner will determine a cause of death and ID the victim.
Police say they have already notified Zimmerman's family.
Aaron's mother sent her gratitude to the community via Arroyo.
"She says she wouldn't be able to get through this time if it wasn't for all the supporters that supported her family and she just wanted to say thank you," said Arroyo.
In addition, a fund has been set up to help the family with funeral costs. Starting today, you can make a donation in Aaron's name at any First Merit Bank.