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Missing Gainesville man found dead

Vantassell is a combat veteran from Iraq and suffers from reported PTSD and other painful injuries.
Vantassell is a combat veteran from Iraq and suffers from reported PTSD and other painful injuries.
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Updated: 5/23/2013 1:30 am

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A missing man has been found dead.

Laurence "Larry" VanTassell, 51, was a combat veteran in Iraq. He reportedly suffered from PTSD.

VanTassell was previously listed as a missing endangered person and was found dead Wednesday afternoon. No foul play is suspected.

VanTassell was found in the 1000 block of NW 21st Ave. VanTassell's parents told the Gainesville Police Department that he lived a secretive lifestyle, which made locating him extremely difficult. 

On May 17th, he called his parents and told them goodbye.

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