- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 3, 2019

FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California man reported missing weeks ago was found dead in a Redwood Creek tributary east of Fort Bragg.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says 81-year-old John Baker’s body was discovered Friday about nine miles east of Highway 1 Friday after a weeklong search.

The Press Democrat reports search and rescue teams combed the steep and wooded terrain after the Lake Hughes man’s car was spotted on a logging road.

The office says the car was stuck in a ditch. The tributary where the man was found was about 900 feet below.

Baker suffered from early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing Aug. 9 after he failed to return from a Southern Oregon trip.

A sheriff’s official said they don’t suspect foul play.


Information from: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, http://www.pressdemocrat.com

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