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UPDATE: Missing 74-year-old Washington man found deceased

Posted at 10:15 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 00:44:35-04

A 74-year-old man who has been missing since April 29 has been found deceased, the Mineral County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday evening.

Michael S. Frazer, who lived in Spokane, Washington, was reported missing last week and was believed to be lost somewhere in Mineral County. A Silver Alert was issued for Frazer on Saturday.

The Missing and Endangered Person Advisory (MEPA) for Frazer was canceled as of 9 p.m. on Monday. The Sheriff's Office reported Frazer was found in Haugan.

"Please send your thoughts and prayers to Mr. Frazer's family and friends during this very sad time," a statement from the Sheriff's Office read.

Frazer had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was reported missing from his residence on April 29. Authorities began a search and located Frazer’s vehicle and dog on Timber Creek Road near Packer Creek, approximately four miles west of Haugan, according to Mineral County Sheriff's Office spokesman Monte Turner.

Roughly 35 people with the Mineral County Search and Rescue, Silver Valley Search and Rescue, Kootenai County Sherriff’s Office and Search and Rescue, the Superior Volunteer Fire Department, West End Fire, MCSO, and the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office based their three-day search near the $50,000 Silver Dollar Bar in Haugan.

Additional resources included Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, three cadaver dogs out of Spokane, Bonner County, ID K-9 Unit, a drone from KCSO, and helicopter support from Two Bear Air.

Turner says that Frazer’s body was found late Monday afternoon.