Missing Clinton County man found dead inside truck

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CLINTON COUNTY (Feb. 5, 2015) – Authorities in Clinton County say a missing 79-year-old man died after a car crash.

Police issued an alert after William R. Yoder disappeared. He was last seen around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rossville area.

Around noon on Thursday, police found a crash site on State Road 39 near 200 North, where they found Yoder’s pickup truck in a creek. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators said Yoder’s wife told them that he left home to buy a newspaper and go to Rural King but never came back.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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