Body of missing man found in Sun City West canal

Close-up of MCSO vehicle

Sheriff’s deputies said the body of a missing man was found Monday afternoon in a Sun City West canal.

Larry Foote, 79, had been missing since Sunday, Jan. 14, when he left on his bicycle around 3:45 p.m. in the 13200 block of West Bolero Drive.

According to his significant other, she and Mr. Foote would stay in Arizona two months out of the year and didn’t know anyone in the area. She also told deputies Mr. Foote had never gone missing like this before. She had expected him home by 4:30 p.m. because they had dinner plans.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, shortly before 8 p.m. Jan. 15, said deputies located Mr. Foote’s body at about 1:15 p.m. in a dry canal near R.H. Johnson Boulevard and 132nd Avenue.

MCSO said it appears Mr. Foote fell off his bicycle and into the canal.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, MCSO said.

Mr. Foote had blindness in his left eye, but was reported to have no other major medical conditions and was mentally sharp.

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