Body of missing Racine man found

CREATED Dec. 28, 2013

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RACINE - The search for a missing man from Racine is over.

Authorities found the body of 57-year-old Ruben Santos Friday afternoon-- less than a mile from where he was last seen. Santos was found near a wooded area. He had been missing since Sunday after wandering from a group home.

The Journal Times reports that Racine Police were contacted about 4:30 p.m. Friday by a person who found the body of Santos.

Santos' daughter says she searched for him right in the area where he was found. She says he was known to wander off before, and to hide from searchers in wooded areas.

Investigators say Santos suffered from a severe brain injury, and wasn't dressed for the cold weather... wearing a T-shirt and sweatpants, with no shoes or jacket.

Police are investigating but say there's no sign of foul play.