Missing elderly man found dead in Texas City ditch

TEXAS CITY, TX

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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