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UPDATE: Missing Wausau man found dead

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau police say they have found the body of a man missing since Saturday.

Police say the body of Paul Kulp, 62, was found in a wooded area in Weston about a mile east of Chang Garden Restaurant. The discovery was made at around noon Thursday. Police say a K9 emergency response team helped locate Kulp after finding some belongings believed to belong to him.

"They had found an All-American taxi cab business card," said Clayton Schulz, Everest Metro Police captain. "There was also a rewards card from a local grocery store that had his name on the back of it."

Police said Kulp was found wearing only sweat pants, a t-shirt, and a pair of slippers. Police had said Kulp suffered from a mental health condition.

"We were informed through a social worker that he was dependent on medication," said Schulz. "It was uncertain if he was taking that at the time. That may have contributed to some of his being a little bit incoherent and maybe not knowing exactly where he was going."

Police said Kulp was released from Aspirus Hospital on Saturday and he took a taxi to Chang Garden. That's where he was last seen. On Monday, Wausau and Everest Metro police officers combined their forces to search for Kulp. Authorities said they checked with local taxi companies, bus companies, airports and train stations. They said they checked hotels, shelters and neighborhoods near Chang Garden. They also checked surveillance video at area businesses and hospitals. Both police forces continued to search throughout the week.

Police say there is nothing to indicate foul play at this point. They said Kulp had been dead for more than 24 hours by the time they found him.

Schulz says they believe Kulp died from hypothermia, but the Marathon County Medical Examiner plans to conduct a full examination on Friday.  

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