Elderly Auglaize County Man Dies Following Missing Person Investigation

Written on December 8, 2021

An Auglaize County man is dead after being reported missing Tuesday at a residence on State Route 67 just east of Wapakoneta.

According to a release from the Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were contacted about the missing man at just after 5 Tuesday evening.

After speaking with family members, deputies learned that 82 year old James L. Becker had last been seen early Tuesday morning.

After an extensive search, Becker was located in a waterway near I-75 and life saving measures were started.

Becker was later pronounced dead.

No foul play is suspected.

Assisting in the search were countless family members, friends and neighbors as well as first responders from around the area.


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