Public Safety Building

Unattended Death Near Wal-Mart

On December 30, 2013, at approximately 9:30 AM, a hiker was walking approximately a quarter mile west of Wal-Mart when he found the body of an Indian female lying in the desert. The hiker checked for vital signs but none were detected. The hiker contacted the Police and Fire Department and escorted them to the body.

The initial investigation revealed that the body was an approximately 50 year female. The female had been deceased for an unknown length of time. There were no signs of foul play and the body was turned over to the Coconino County Medical Examiner for an investigation into the cause of death. The results of that examination are still pending.

The identification of the female is being withheld pending notification of next of kin .