Missing Larimer County man found dead

Published: Jan. 22, 2018 at 7:34 PM CST
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Authorities in Larimer County, Co. have found a missing elderly man dead.

Deputies found 83-year-old John Sprackling’s body near Cobb Lake at about 3:00 p.m. on Monday January 22. Cobb Lake is at 5999 East County Road 56 in unincorporated Larimer County, Co.

Mr. Sprackling was reported missing on Sunday evening in Fort Collins. Family members say he was last seen around noon on Saturday by a neighbor. The neighbor reported that Mr. Sprackling was seen driving away from his home. Family members say it was not like Mr. Sprackling to leave his home or family for more than a couple of hours and his cell phone was left at his home.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office responded and will release cause and manner of death at a later time. There is no known threat to the public.