The body of a missing 53-year-old man was found Thursday next to the Clare Street house he lived in with his mother, Buffalo police said.
Raymond Witkowski was last seen at about 6 a.m. Dec. 20, his mother reported to police.
Witkowski's body was found along the side of the house at 130 Clare St. just after 1 p.m. Thursday.
An autopsy will be conducted this morning in the Erie County medical examiner's office to determine the cause and nature of Witkowski's death.
It did not initially appear to be suspicious, according to police sources.