Missing man, 87, found dead - WNEM TV 5

Missing man, 87, found dead

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Robert James Capling Robert James Capling

Michigan State Police have updated WNEM TV5 on the search for a missing 87-year-old man from the Vassar-Caro area.

Officials say they found Robert Capling dead inside his 2007 Ford Explorer Wednesday evening. The vehicle was spotted parked in the driveway of a vacant home south of Akron in Tuscola County. Sgt. Brian McComb says a viewer saw a picture of Capling's vehicle during Wednesday's edition of WNEM TV5 News at 6 and called 911.

Authorities said he last had contact with his family on Monday, June 24. They say he suffered from diabetes and dementia. His son, Ron Capling, says he had recently started some new medications and that they may have reacted badly to each other.

State police say they do not suspect foul play in Robert Capling's death and/or disappearance.

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