According to a press release from Captain Cliff Hargrave, with the Orange Police Dept., an Orange man who was reported missing has been found deceased.

Appleton Lonnie Stroud, 75, was found about 100 feet from a vehicle in the 3300 block of Chasse Ridge Dr. at 12:36 pm today.

Officers found the body of the man when they responded to a call about a vehicle in a ditch at the end of Chasse Ridge Dr. Stroud was found in a very deep, water filled ditch. The area had recently been covered with water from the heavy rains.

Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Judge David Peck, responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy, however no foul play is suspected at this time.