A body matching the description of a missing Newport Beach doctor has been discovered on the grounds of an Arizona clinic he went missing from, authorities said Tuesday.
The body at the Sierra Tucson clinic, located north of Tucson, matches Dr. Kenneth Litwack's description, but the identity of the corpse has yet to be confirmed, said Elias Johnson of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.
Litwack, 71, an infectious disease specialist with a practice in Newport Beach, checked himself into the clinic Aug. 12 to be treated for pain related to foot neuropathy.
He went missing Aug. 16, his wife, Louise Litwack, has said.
The body, which was in advanced stages of decomposition, was discovered by a clinic staff member about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A medical examiner will be needed to identify it, Johnson said.
A ballpoint pen and papers were discovered with the body, although the writing was illegible.
The body was found about 20 yards from where Litwack was spending the majority of his time, Johnson said