Torrance, California in the United States. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

An elderly Filipino man who was earlier reported missing has been found dead in Torrance, California in the United States.

Francisco Canledario, 82, was last seen in his van on the evening of April 2. His van was later found by a canal bank with the keys in the ignition, but Candelario was nowhere to be seen, GMA News reported.

Authorities said Canledario suffered from dementia and was missing for a week before his body was found.

In a report by KMPH Fox 26, Candelario left his house and went to a gas station for directions. The next day, workers at a dairy farm in Corcoran saw Candelario’s van about three hours away from the gas station where he was last seen.

On April 8, Canledario’s body was found floating in a canal more than five kilometers from his vehicle. The authorities are now waiting for the results of an autopsy and a forensic examination on the van before they are able to make any further announcements.

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