Mystery after man who vanished nearly a decade ago is found dead with new name

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    A man who went missing from Connecticut, USA almost a decade ago has mysteriously been found deceased around 100 miles away in New York where he had been living under a new name, according to authorities.

    Robert Hoagland's disappearance was the subject of an episode of Investigation Discovery series 'Disappeared' after he seemingly vanished without a trace in 2013, reports the New York Post.

    The 59-year old had last been seen visiting a petrol station in Newtown, Connecticut on the morning of July 28 that year, and was subsequently reported missing the following day after missing work and failing to pick his wife up from an airport.

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    Mr Hoagland's possessions including his wallet, medication, mobile phone and vehicles were all accounted for at his home, baffling police and causing the trail to go cold.

    Following the "untimely death" of a man in Rock Hill earlier this week, however, investigators now believe Mr Hoagland had been living in Sullivan County under the name Richard King since around November 2013.

    Papers in his original name were found at the scene. Police say there were no signs of foul play in his death and later confirmed there was "no criminal aspect" surrounding his disappearance.

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    His son, Christopher, described the news as "pretty confusing" in an interview with NBC News and said his family couldn't offer an explanation for his actions.

    "We’re trying to handle it right now, to be honest. Haven’t really figured out any details," he said.


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