Missing elderly man found dead in Texas City ditch

February 13, 2014 1:58:05 PM PST
Texas City police say they do not suspect foul play in the death of an elderly man who had wandered away from his home hours earlier.

Tommy Garner, 85, left his home in the 400 block of 17th Avenue N sometime between 2 and 6am Thursday and was immediately reported missing by family members.

Texas City police and several other agencies conducted a search for Garner, and around 9:30am, someone had spotted him in a small ditch in the 400 block of Bay Street. Police say the ditch had water and was not visible from the roadway.

Police say they couldn't find any signs of foul play but a medical examiner will determine his cause of death.

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