Missing Ohioville man's death ruled accident

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A missing Ohioville man was found dead in a creek near his home Thursday afternoon, the Beaver County coroner said.

John Zinich, 80, had Alzheimer's and wandered away from his home on Smiths Ferry Road early Thursday morning, coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi said. He was found nearby Thursday afternoon, in a creek at the bottom of a hill, she said.

Mr. Zinich died from a broken neck, and his death has been ruled an accident, Ms. Tatalovich-Rossi said this afternoon.

Lexi Belculfine: lbelculfine@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1878 or Twitter: @LexiBelc.


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