Body found ID'd as a missing elderly Visalia man

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Visalia Police have identified the body discovered last week in a dry creek bed.

Crews found the remains of 85-year-old George Ocaranza when they were spraying weeds in the area of Road 88 and Highway 198.

Ocaranza walked away from the Kaweah Delta Hospital back in December 2010. Surveillance cameras recorded him just before he left the hospital. He had checked in to the emergency room after falling at his nursing home.

Ocaranza suffered from dementia. Police say there are no signs of foul play.

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