(Photo of the Chandler police department)
PHOENIX – Arizona's public security department concluded a silver alert from the Chandler police department for an 85-year-old man named Samuel Contreras.
The man disappeared from his group home, near the corner of Washington Street and Chandler Boulevard.
Contreras was found dead a few blocks away in a canal on Chandler Boulevard and Cooper Road.
He was alone in the group at home for four days and was not familiar with the Chandler area.
The police suspected he was trying to get back to his family in Mesa or get on a bus to Mexico.