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Missing elderly man found dead in back yard

Police asked for the public's help in locating a missing 78-year-old man who was last seen on Monday.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — An elderly man, who police said was missing for almost a week, was found dead in his own back yard on Sunday.

Police said family members found the body of In Ki Sung, 78, in the back yard of his home at 509 Killeen Road around 11:15 a.m.

On Thursday, police asked for the public's help in locating Sung, who had last been seen on Monday.

Officers said they were concerned for Sung, because he had asthma and did not have his inhaler with him. Sung spoke only Korean.

Details about the investigation into Sung's death were still emerging Sunday afternoon.