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Body of missing elderly Ohio man found in Tenn.

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say the body of an elderly Ohio man who disappeared along with his wife more than two weeks ago has been found in Tennessee.

Chattanooga Police spokeswoman Rebecca Royval says dental records were used to identify 84-year-old Richard Russell. The body was found over the weekend.

A man suspected in the couple's disappearance told police last week that he had dumped their bodies in Georgia on his way to Florida.

Samuel K. Littleton II was arrested last week in West Virginia, where officials found the car belonging to Russell and his 85-year-old wife, Gladis. Authorities continue to search along Interstate 75 for the woman.

Littleton is charged in a separate killing. He has not been charged in the Russells' disappearance. 

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