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Pulaski man’s body identified

RADFORD — A little more than two months after he went missing, authorities now know the fate of a Pulaski man who was last seen in June.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the Radford City Police Department said a body found near the Sonic restaurant in the city on July 4 has been identified as that of Thurston Sutphin.
According to Radford police, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke listed the cause of death as “undetermined.” Nevertheless police say no foul play is suspected at this time.
Sutphin, 66, was reported missing by family members several days after he was last seen in the Radford area June 7.
He reportedly left from his Pulaski residence about 9 a.m. that day.
At that time, Pulaski police indicated Sutphin might be disoriented and in need of medical attention. They also indicated that he might have trouble walking.
Sutphin’s body was discovered behind 113 West Main Street in Radford about 7:30 p.m. on July 4.
The body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy, and Radford authorities indicated the medical examiner consulted with a forensic anthropologist before ruling on the identity.
Sutphin was 66 years old.

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Pulaski man’s body identified

RADFORD — A little more than two months after he went missing, authorities now know the fate of a Pulaski man who was last seen in June.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, the Radford City Police Department said a body found near the Sonic restaurant in the city on July 4 has been identified as that of Thurston Sutphin.
According to Radford police, the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke listed the cause of death as “undetermined.” Nevertheless police say no foul play is suspected at this time.
Sutphin, 66, was reported missing by family members several days after he was last seen in the Radford area June 7.
He reportedly left from his Pulaski residence about 9 a.m. that day.
At that time, Pulaski police indicated Sutphin might be disoriented and in need of medical attention. They also indicated that he might have trouble walking.
Sutphin’s body was discovered behind 113 West Main Street in Radford about 7:30 p.m. on July 4.
The body was sent to Roanoke for an autopsy, and Radford authorities indicated the medical examiner consulted with a forensic anthropologist before ruling on the identity.
Sutphin was 66 years old.

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