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Police: Body found in Flagler County may be missing St. Johns County man

Richard Paquin

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Police say a missing 73-year-old St. Johns County man may have been found dead in Flagler County Friday. Richard J. Paquin hasn't been seen since Monday.

Flagler County officials found Paquin's car, a 2014 Kia Forte, in a secluded area south of Marineland early Friday afternoon. A man's decomposing body was later found at the River to Sea Preserve on Ocean Shore Boulevard.

Police say a county parks employee found the body at around 12:30 p.m. There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body.

An autopsy will be performed by medical examiners to identify the man and determine his cause of death.

Paquin was reported missing Wednesday after he was last seen at the YMCA on Pope Road Monday at 11 a.m. He is listed as missing/endangered because he doesn't have his medication with him.