Massillon: Missing man's body found

2:30 PM, Mar 5, 2013   |    comments
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MASSILLON - The body of a missing 74-year-old Massillon man has been found outside a home where he went for help.

Police say the body of John Vales was found at 7:45 a.m. this morning on Kenyon Avenue. Vales' truck was found in a wooded area near-by.

Investigators say it appears that the truck had a mechanical problem that forced Vales off the road and into the wooded area. The truck hit a tree but caused little damage.

Vales left the truck and went to a near-by home for help and fell off the porch and landed in a flower bed where he was concealed until officers found him.

The Stark County Coroner says the preliminary cause of death is exposure.


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