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Missing Pine man found deceased in the woods

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A Pine Township senior last seen on Tuesday evening was found dead on Thursday afternoon in a wooded area approximately a mile from his home, Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris is reporting.

Kenneth Smith, 70, died of hypothermia, Harris said. “The body had no significant injuries,” he added.

Smith was last seen leaving a neighbor’s home around dusk on Tuesday. He is believed to have been presenting early symptoms of Alzheimer’s, although the disease had not been formally diagnosed, Harris noted.

His remains were found around 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Multiple agencies assisted in the search for Smith in both Porter and LaPorte counties.


Posted 5/18/2018




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