• TIA: Protocol followed before silver alert subject's death

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    TULSA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Officials are responding to a car found in a creek near Pine and Mingo
    • A body was recovered from the vehicle
    • Police confirmed the victim's identity as Coy Looper, Jr.
    • Looper was the subject of a Silver Alert

    A body was recovered from a car found in a Tulsa creek Wednesday.

    Tulsa first responders were called to scene at Mingo Creek near Pine and Mingo.

    FOX23's Sara Whaley sent this video back as crews worked to get to the car:

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    A body was found inside and police identfied him as 69-year-old Coy Looper, Jr. He was the subject of a recent Silver Alert.

    >>>RELATED: Man last seen at Tulsa airport still missing

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    Looper disappeared from the Tulsa International Airport on Monday.

    According to officials, Looper was waiting for his wife, who was picking up an elderly aunt. 

    Reports say officials were enforcing a three-minute waiting policy in the lane in which Looper was parked. He allegedly told them he was not able to drive. 

    TIA spokespeople told FOX23 they were following protocol when they asked Looper to move the car. They allegedly went inside to find Looper's wife. 

    When they came back, Looper was gone and a silver alert was quickly issued. 

    It was a member of a non-profit group that works to find missing people that discovered Looper's car:

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