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Elderly man found dead one mile from his home

Elderly man found dead one mile from his home

An elderly man was found dead in a hilly area one mile from his home in Killybegs, Co Donegal.

Patrick Ward (84) of Roughra, Killybegs was reported missing by family, prompting a widespread search of the area between Ardara and Killybegs.

His body was found in a hilly area near his home on December 28 at approximately 1am.

Gardai said there is no foul play suspected.

His body was taken to Letterkenny General hospital.

His funeral mass will take place on Saturday at 11am at the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara.

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