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CCSO Needs Information About Switchbacks Death

Stolen car found in the Oak Creek Canyon switchbacks area of Highway 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff AZ.

Sedona AZOn Saturday, August 17, 2019, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Highway 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 report of a deceased elderly male found near the location of the vehicle.

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 shown.

The Sheriff’s Office is requesting anyone who travelled Hwy 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff on 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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  1. Coconino County Sheriff's Office says:

    CCSO Detectives continue to investigate – Investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying the deceased male that was located in the Oak Creek Canyon area. 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.

  2. CCSO Update - Deceased Man Identified says:

    Update: Deceased Male Located in Oak Creek Canyon Identified

    The deceased male found in the Oak Creek Canyon has been identified as Alan Arvey, an 87-year-old resident of Sun City, AZ. Alan Arvey had been reported missing by his family to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) earlier in the week. Detectives with the MCSO contacted our agency with information that the image on our unidentified person flyer resembled the description of Mr. Arvey, leading to the identification of the deceased person.

    The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for the many tips we received in this case. Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

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

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