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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Update: Still Seeking Public Information Regarding Oak Creek Area Investigations

Attempt to Identify Deceased Male Flyer

Flagstaff, AZ – Detectives continue to investigate the below mentioned incidents.  Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the deceased male that was located in the Oak Creek Canyon area.  Attached is an Attempt to Identify flyer with an image of the unidentified male.  If you have any information, please call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523, option 1 for Dispatch (reference case agent Detective Jones); 1-800-338-7888, option 1 for Dispatch; or Silent Witness 928-774-6111. 

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ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FROM August 19, 2019

Flagstaff, AZ - On Saturday, August 17, 2019 Deputies responded to the area of Hwy 89A near milepost 389, the area commonly referred to as the switchbacks of Oak Creek Canyon, for a report of a recovered stolen vehicle.  That same day Detectives responded to a deceased elderly male near the area the vehicle was located.  Detectives are working to identify the deceased male.

At this point in the investigations, it is unknown if the two are connected.  The Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from the public that may assist in the investigations. 

The vehicle is described as a 2006 Silver Hyundai Sonata passenger car with an Arizona State flag front license plate.  A photograph of the actual vehicle is attached to this release.  

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone who traveled Hwy89A between Sedona and Flagstaff Friday night through Saturday morning to please contact the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 928-226-5087. 

Due to the ongoing investigations, no further details are available at this time. 

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