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DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa. –  Swatara Police responded to Spring Creek  at about 9:38 a.m. near the Greenbelt parking area for a report of a deceased male found in the creek.  The body was discovered by a person walking the trail.

Detectives have identified the man as 69 year old William Pettis, from Venice Beach, California. Pettis had traveled to the area from California via bus for a family function. Family members told police that Pettis suffered from Dementia.

There does not appear to be foul play involved. An autopsy will be performed on Thursday. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Shatto at Swatara Police Department, 1-(717) 564-2550, or provide information at