Body believed to be missing man found in Ocala drain pipe

Ron Archer was reported missing weeks ago

By Daniel Dahm - Digital Manager

OCALA, Fla. - The body of what is believed to be a missing man was found Monday in a drain pipe in Ocala, police said.

The body was discovered in the 4700 block of SW 62nd Street.

"All indications are that this may be Mr. Ron Archer, who has been missing since Oct. 10, 2018," police tweeted. "Residents in the neighborhood should not be concerned for their safety."

Ocala police said Archer suffered from dementia and is believed to have entered the drain while walking his dog.

"We extended our deepest condolences to his friends and family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers," police said.

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