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Missing 84-year-old Tucson man is found dead

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Authorities say an 84-year-old Tucson man with a medical problem who has been missing for a week has been found dead.

Tucson police say the body of Donald Johns was discovered Friday morning near Interstate 10 and West Miracle Mile.

A citizen called 911 and police say it appears the body had been at the location for a few days.

Johns' family says he suffered from short-term memory loss due to a medical condition.

Johns reportedly left his home on June 21 to take a short morning walk. He reportedly had very little money on him and wasn't carrying a cellphone.

Police say Johns was still wearing the same clothes he had on when he left his home a week ago and that led to confirmation of his identity.

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