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MCSO: Missing man last seen in Tonto National Forest area found dead

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Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-03 13:03:03-05

A man who was reported missing last month has been found dead.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Jesus Rodriguez was last seen on Dec. 20, 2020, by dirt bikers who helped him free his stuck vehicle in the Tonto National Forest.

On Dec. 24, his vehicle was found unoccupied about a mile away from where he was seen days prior, near Forest Road 388.

MCSO had been asking for the public's help with information about where Rodriguez may have gone in the Camp Creek Wash area.

Last known location

Rodriguez was found dead on Jan. 2. MCSO says. Further information was not immediately available.

There are no signs of foul play or trauma, but his death is currently under investigation.

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