A Kendallville man, missing since mid-February is found dead near where he was last seen. John Slone was reported missing on February 14 by his mother. She said her son had not been heard from since February 7. He was last seen on February 6 on Mapes Rd by a relative. Noble County authorities received a report of a possible deceased person in a swampy area near the residence Slone was last seen at. Slone’s body was found and later identified in an area that was covered in ice and snow when it was previously searched by investigators. The case is still under investigation, pending autopsy reports. Police believe there was no foul play involved.