LAGUNA WOODS ( — The body of an elderly man was discovered Wednesday in a shrub area located near a golf course in Laguna Woods.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were sent around 4:30 p.m. to the El Toro Water District Water Treatment Center located in the 23500 block of Moulton Parkway.

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The body was discovered by a team of search and rescue members assigned to search for 82-year-old Sa K. Lee, who was reported missing from his residence in Leisure World Community around 10:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Officials explained Lee had medical and memory problems, and was known to wander away from his residence in the past.

He was described as an Asian male with black salt and pepper hair with brown eyes. He weighed 150 pounds and stood 5-foot-7 tall.

A preliminary death investigation of the body matched his description, but official identification is pending legal confirmation by the coroner, deputies explained.

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According to deputies, no suspicious circumstances or foul play are believed to be involved in the death.

The investigation is ongoing as detectives continued to collect evidence and obtain information at the scene.

Anyone who may have seen Lee over the last several days is urged to contact deputies at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000.


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