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Missing San Jose Man Found Dead After Lengthy Search

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A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – A missing man whose disappearance prompted a lengthy search of a San Jose park on Tuesday has been found dead, police said.

Meng Linggong, 69, of San Jose, was reported missing around 11:20 p.m. Monday. He suffered from dementia and his family was concerned for his well-being.

After police found Linggong’s cellphone around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday in Alviso Marina County Park, search-and-rescue units responded to assist, and a tracking dog was deployed.

Linggong’s body was found around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in a marshy area near the Alviso Marina, police said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office has taken custody of his body and will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Police said there is no indication of foul play.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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