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Coroner: Body in Pennsylvania creek that of missing man

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 13, 2017 9:47 AM
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A creek in Pennsylvania.

(Lancaster) -- A coroner says a body found in a Pennsylvania creek is that of a man reported missing over the weekend.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamontoni says the body found Monday near Wheatland Hills Park in the Little Conestoga Creek is that of 38-year-old Samuel Pulles.

The East Hempfield Township man last contacted his family June 7.

Police say Pulles texted his family that he was near the park, where he was known to walk the trails. There was no indication anything was wrong at the time.

Police say the family reported him missing when he hadn't returned by Saturday.

The coroner plans an autopsy Wednesday, but says there was no immediate indication of foul play.

An earlier story appears below.

(Lancaster) -- Crews searching for a missing Pennsylvania man have found a body in a creek but have yet to confirm if it is him.

Lancaster County Coroner Dr. Stephen Diamontoni  says an autopsy will be conducted Wednesday. The body was found Monday near Wheatland Hills Park in the Little Conestoga Creek.

Crews found the body while searching for 38-year-old Samuel Pulles, an East Hempfield Township man who last contacted his family June 7.

Police say Pulles texted his family that he was near the park, where he was known to walk the trails. There was no indication anything was wrong at the time.

Police say the family reported him missing when he hadn't returned by Saturday.

Police say there was no immediate indication of foul play on the body found Monday.

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