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Beloved Uncle Ozzie dead, found near church in Atlanta

He was found a long walking distance outside of the search area.

HAPEVILLE, Ga. — Hapeville Police confirm that a 60-year-old man who went missing earlier this week is dead. 

According to the Hapeville Police Department, Ozzie Murphy walked away from a health care facility on Monday morning.

A neighbor found him on Tuesday around 10:15 a.m. outside of a church on Mt. Zion Road and called it in. He was taken to WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South where he was pronounced dead. 

According to a flyer, Murphy is an alumnus of Saint Augustine's University and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity. 

A community searched for him Wednesday afternoon because Murphy's identity had not been confirmed when he was declared dead at the hospital. 

Credit: Carlton Hollis for 11Alive
Ozzie Murphy

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