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Gaylord man found deceased in Montmorency County

A Gaylord man who was reported missing on Sunday has been found. 78-year-old Nelson William Wheaton was found dead in Montmorency County near East Branch rd.

A passerby saw Wheaton on the ground just off a two track near County Road 622 and then drove to the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office to make a report. Michigan State troopers arrived at the scene and found Wheaton deceased with his vehicle nearby.

The cause of death is still under investigation but officials say foul play is not suspected.