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Missing Racine group home resident found dead

  • Associated Press
  • December 28, 2013 - 1:19 PM

RACINE, Wis. — A man missing for nearly a week from a Racine group home has been found dead in a wooded area nearby.

The Journal Times reports that Racine Police were contacted about 4:30 Friday by a person who found the body of Ruben Santos (http://bit.ly/1buG4HS). He had been reported missing from the group home where he lived last Sunday.

The 57-year-old Santos suffered from a severe brain injury. He was found wearing the clothes he was last seen in: a T-shirt and sweatpants, with no shoes or jacket.

Santos' daughter says she searched for him right in the area where he was found. She says he was known to wander off before, and to hide from searchers in wooded areas.

Police are investigating but say there's no sign of foul play.

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