Missing Winston man found dead

A man who deputies said suffered from dementia was reported missing on Jan. 14. Deputies said he was found dead a week later.

Posted: Jan 22, 2018 11:10 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2018 11:43 AM

WINSTON, Ore. -- A missing Winston man who officials said suffered from dementia was found dead over the weekend.

Joseph Daniel Coccia, 70, was reported missing on Sunday, Jan. 14.

A couple in Douglas County found Coccia dead inside his vehicle on Jan. 21, according to deputies. They said the couple came across his green Subaru in the Lost Creek area off of Coos Bay Wagon Road.

Officers responded and found 70-year-old Joseph Daniel Coccia dead.

The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is leading the investigation and said foul play is not suspected.

Coccia's family has been notified.

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