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Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office finds body of missing elderly man in Phoenix suburb

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials have located the body of 72-year-old Edward Patrick Powers in a pond in Sun City.

Powers sparked a Silver Alert on Dec. 31 after he had been missing for nearly a day. The Silver Alert was reactivated on Jan. 2 after search efforts continued to fail to find him.

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Photo)

Sgt. Joaquin Enriquez tweeted the discovery late Friday night, after police began investigating the body earlier that afternoon.

His body was recovered from a pond near 135th Avenue and Deer Valley Drive in Sun City.

Powers suffered from Dementia and pain in both feet. He had been missing since 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 30.

Police did not say if foul play was suspected.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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