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Body Found Near Oak Creek Canyon Identified as Sun City Man

Authorities say the body of a man found earlier this month in the Oak Creek Canyon area has been identified.

Coconino County Sheriff's officials say 87-year-old Alan Arvey of Sun City was recently reported missing by his family to Maricopa County Sheriff's officials.

The body of an unidentified elderly man was found Aug. 17 in an area of the canyon known as the switchbacks.

A stolen vehicle was recovered the same day from nearby where the body was found. A department statement says it is unknown if the two incidents are connected.

Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives told their Coconino County counterparts that the image on the flyer resembled the description of Arvey, leading to the identification.

Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Arvey's death.

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