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74-year-old man in Silver Alert found dead, TPD says

Posted: 1:16 PM, Mar 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-05 18:14:36-05
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TULSA — Tulsa police have canceled a Silver Alert for a 74-year-old man after he was found dead in a nearby shed, officers say.

Police said Leon Hancock, who had dementia, was last seen in the area of 4300 South Union Avenue around 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

His body was found Tuesday afternoon in a shed, which is about a block away from his home, TPD says.

Investigators say the cold temperatures appear to have been a factor in his death. The state medical examiner will determine the official cause and manner of death.

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