ASU student Max Mendoza found dead in Brazil

A Yuma family has confirmed to ABC15, their ASU student has been killed.

The Daily Mail is reporting Max Mendoza was found dead in a forest in Brazil.

He was apparently identified using what rescuers found in his backpack.

"It's unfortunate but he died doing things he loved. It's just hard to hear," said Max's father Max Mendoza, Sr.

"It's not easy. I had one son. I Ioved my son. When you see him, he is the light. He brought so much joy to people. He was an inspiration to everyone he met"

People are leaving their condolences on Max's Facebook page.

You can see from some of his photos, he was in Brazil for the World Cup.

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