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Police find body of man who fled Waterloo hospital between 2 sheds in resident's backyard


WATERLOO, Iowa — Police say the body found between two sheds in a Waterloo yard is that of a man who fled from a hospital three weeks ago.

The Waterloo Police Department says officers responded Wednesday to a report that someone had discovered a man's body in their backyard. Capt. Dave Mohlis says the man has been identified as 25-year-old Prince Joshua Flomo, of Waterloo.

Police say Flomo was listed as a missing person after walking barefoot from Covenant Medical Center on Feb. 22 wearing only a hospital gown and robe.

KWWL-TV reports ( ) that the cause of death was determined to be exposure to cold temperatures, as the low temperature the night of Flomo's disappearance was minus-6 degrees.

Information from: KWWL-TV,

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