After 6 weeks, missing man's body found

March 3, 2011 10:13:18 AM PST
The body of an eastern Pennsylvania man missing for nearly six weeks has been found.

Northampton County Deputy Coroner Kelly Gillis says 29-year-old Ankit Patel, of Upper Nazareth Township, was found dead near a cellular phone tower in Stockertown Wednesday afternoon. State police say Patel's death appears to be an accident but an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

A missing-person alert was issued for Patel by Upper Nazareth police on January 21.