Death of William Wright of Lanett, Ala., ruled accidental

The death of William P. Wright of Lanett, Ala., whose body was found in a shallow creek Tuesday, has been ruled an accident, police said today.

Wright, 67, had been missing since March 11. He was found in the creek off U.S. 29's 400 block in Lanett about noon Tuesday.

His body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensic Science in Montgomery, where a medical examiner found no signs of foul play.