74-year-old man found dead after going missing from home in Lawrence County

PULASKI TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A 74-year-old man was found dead Friday morning after he went missing from his home in Lawrence County.

Eugene Ross was reported missing by his wife about 6 p.m. Thursday in Pulaski Township. Police said his wife told them he took daily ATV rides and left their home on Rayner Road about 3 p.m.

Crews were out all night and into Friday morning looking for Ross. They searched on foot and used ATVs and a helicopter. K-9s were also brought in.

The search area consisted of more than 500 acres of land, most of which is wooded, officials said. Because the ground is frozen, crews were unable to find any tire tracks from Ross’ ATV.

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Ross’ body was found in the woods Friday morning. Police said it appears he went over an embankment and possibly hit his head.

Friends remembered him as a great guy who loved the outdoors.