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ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities are investigating the death of a 70-year-old Oklahoma man.

Officers in Rogers County issued a Silver Alert after he was reported missing on Tuesday.

Officers say Gerald Hail was last seen around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

He was spotted in the 1410 block of E. 580 Rd. in Inola.

Hail was last seen wearing a green Carhartt jacket, blue jeans, suspenders and a green and yellow John Deere hat.

According to KJRH, Hail was found dead at a Tulsa motel Wednesday.

Police say Hail’s body was found behind the door and showed signs of significant trauma.

However, there was no evidence of a struggle and no weapon was found.

Police are investigating his death as a murder.

Police also say Hail checked into the hotel by himself.

According to KJRH, this does not appear to be a random killing.

Authorities say Hail’s 2004 white Ford pickup with license plate “683FJK” hasn’t been located.

The vehicle has a white camper shell and tinted windows.

Officials say they were able to ping the victim’s cell phone and are searching the area for the vehicle.

If you see the truck, please contact the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office at (918)923-4755.

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