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Body of missing Marion man located in rural Linn County

83-year-old Theodore "Ted" Wolf had been missing since Monday, Jan. 16, according to the Marion Police Department and Iowa Department of Public Safety.

MARION, Iowa — The body of a missing Marion man has been located, according to ABC News affiliate KCRG-TV9

83-year-old Ted Wolf's body was found by a person walking their dog in rural Linn County. 

According to a press release from Marion police, investigators said his body and vehicle were located at a "significant distance from the roadway and obscured in some trees." 

Police say there were no signs of foul play. 

The news comes less than a week after Marion police released new information of his potential whereabouts, saying Wolf made a purchase at a BP gas station in Walford the day he went missing. 

Surveillance video from the gas station showed Wolf entering the store, then leaving and driving north on Highway 151, according to KCRG-TV9

Cameras spotted him later continuing to travel north on Highway 151. 

At the time of his disappearance, police issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Wolf.

Ted Wolf has been missing for over two weeks, now. If anyone has seen him or knows where he is, please call the Marion Police Department (319.377.1511) or 911.

Posted by Marion Police Department (Iowa) on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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What is an Endangered Person Advisory?

Rather than an AMBER Alert — which is strictly for "when a child has been abducted and it is believed that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death" — an Endangered Person Advisory spans across all ages and is issued under broader circumstances. 

These include missing people who are endangered due to custody disputes, disabilities, diseases and more as well as adult abductees and missing older people.

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