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Identity of body found on porch confirmed

Greece, N.Y.The family of 89-year-old William Brodner identified him as the person whose body was found several blocks from the elderly apartment complex where he lived.

Brodner went missing Christmas Eve morning and was found in an enclosed porch attached to a home on Latta Road.

(Its) just a shock, said Bill Brodner, son of William.

Brodner lived at the Fleming Point retirement living complex, which was described as elderly housing that does not have health services.

Family members believe Brodner went for a walk and could not get back to his apartment and sought shelter. The porch was unlocked and it is believed that he may have succumbed to the elements, according to police.

We had volunteers coming from Troy, outside of Albany, we had volunteers from Livingston County, we had volunteers from Wayne County, NYSP put their helicopter up for us, all on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, said Todd Baxter, Greece Chief of Police.

Its what we do, and the fact is and especially during the Christmas season, were going to do everything we can do to hopefully find this guy alive, Baxter said.

Brodner was a retired Monroe County Sheriffs Deputy, according to his family.

 
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