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Hialeah man, 79, found dead in canal near home

Pedro Sotelo suffered from Alzheimer's, walked away from home Thursday

HIALEAH, Fla. – A 79-year-old man who walked away from his Hialeah home Thursday was found dead Friday morning.

The body of Pedro Sotelo was discovered in a canal very close to his home, Hialeah police Sgt. Carl Zogby said.

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Zogby said Sotelo suffered from Alzheimer's and lived with his daughter on West 20th Avenue.

A medical examiner will determine Sotelo's cause of death.

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