Autopsy: Man found in Spring Creek drowned

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Dauphin County Coroner says the man found in Spring Creek Tuesday morning drowned. A hiker on the Greenbelt discovered the body of William Pettis in the creek around 9:38am on Tuesday September 27th.
Detectives identified Pettis, 69, from Venice Beach, California and say he traveled to the area from California via bus for a family function. Family members advised that Pettis suffered from Dementia. There does not appear to be foul play involved in this incident. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Detective Shatto at Swatara PD, 1-717-564-2550, or provide information at