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Body of elderly man found in Greece

Greece, N.Y. - The body of an elderly man was found behind a home on Latta Road Christmas Day. The discovery was made about 36 hours after an 89-year-old man was reported missing from a retirement home just a few blocks away.

"It's terrible! It's terrible!" said Elaine Esgro, The gentleman died in my neighbors porch. Esgros home was one of four roped off with police tape. Late Tuesday afternoon, Esgro said she spotted foot prints in the fresh snow on her front lawn that led to her neighbors home.

We think he went around the back of her house and found the porch and they dont lock the porch, apparently it wasnt locked and thats where the gentleman passed away.

The family who lives in that home has been out of town since Saturday but Esgro said a friend who came by to check on the house found the body in the enclosed porch in the back of the house.

The poor thing was probably trying to get in out of the cold, Esgro said, its very sad to think that he died like that.

Police have been looking for William Brodner, 89, who wandered out of the Fleming Point Independent Senior Living Center and was last seen around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. That is less than a half mile from where the body was found.

Helicopters were going over our homes very low all, Esgro said. They were just going back and forth repeatedly all afternoon in maybe a six house radius.

Esgro said on foot, officers followed the footprints but inside the enclosed porch, police and neighbors were unable to see the man inside.

To think he was in there all that time, Esgro said. Maybe we could have saved him -it's very sad, it's very sad.

 
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