Body confirmed as missing Spokane Valley WA man

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. (AP) — The Spokane County medical examiner has confirmed that a body found near Elk, Wash., was that of a 71-year-old Spokane Valley man with dementia who disappeared Nov. 23 while driving to a store for a loaf of bread.

The medical examiner says Samuel Counts died of hypothermia.

His car was found Friday, deep in the woods near Elk. His body was found about a quarter-mile away. His family says he used to live in the area where he was found.

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