A HUDDERSFIELD man died in a ramshackle shelter at Scammonden after running away from his residential home.
Trevor Garnett, 52, was found dead on August 2 last year, in woodland between Low Plant Lane and Scammonden reservoir.
He was found near a shelter of twigs and leaves, where he is believed to have been living since going missing on May 26.
He was found by a man and his son who were walking in the woodland.
They had stopped near a small watery area and were searching for frogs when the man noticed what he thought was a pile of clothing.
On closer inspection he found it was Mr Garnett's body.
It is thought that Mr Garnett died several days before he was found.
Mr Garnett had been reported missing on May 26 by staff at the Willow Dene Residential Home, on Bradford Road in Huddersfield.
He had moved to the home on May 15 from his former address at Keldregate, Deighton, after being diagnosed with dementia.
He also had a long history of alcohol abuse.
Mr Garnett had gone missing from the home twice in the 10 days before his final disappearance.
Both times he was found in Brighouse.
Despite large scale enquiries with family, friends and public appeals no-one reported seeing Mr Garnett after his third disappearance.
He had connections with Scarborough, Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, and parts of Lancashire and he liked visiting Hardcastle Crags, Dalton Bank and Bradley Woods.
But searches in all these areas were fruitless.
A pathologist said Mr Garnett was emaciated when he was found.
Coroner Roger Whittaker said this showed he had not been eating or looking after himself.
He recorded a verdict of accidental death from hypothermia, contributed to by Mr Garnett's self-neglect.