Body of Missing Man Found in Backyard Pool: Arlington Police

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The body of a North Texas man who had been missing for three days was found Thursday evening, police said.

Merlin Earl Butler, 67, was last seen early Monday morning near the independent living facility where he lived in the 1300 block of Quail Lane in Arlington.

Butler's body was found in a backyard swimming pool in the 3500 block of Quail Lane Thursday at about 5 p.m.

Investigators are continuing to work to determine the exact cause of the drowning, but at this point no foul play is suspected.

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