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Aug 1, 2014 1:56 PM by Faye DeHoff

Detectives need your help identifying man found dead in Yavapai County

YAVAPAI COUNTY - Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Yavapai County need your help.

Just before 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies were sent to investigate a report of a dead body lying in water in Beaver Creek along the Bell Trail in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon. The body was discovered by hikers.

The body was eventually identified as that of 43-year old George Wesley Montgomery of Peoria. He is described as black, 6' 2", wearing a yellow shirt and shorts. Montgomery had suffered a gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered near his body. The manner of death has not been determined.

Montgomery last had contact with family members by phone on Wednesday, July 30, around 7 p.m. At that time, there was an indication he was hiking along the Bell trail. Detectives are asking anyone who might have been hiking on Bell Trail between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, to contact them.

Montgomery's vehicle, a 2002 white GMC Envoy, was located and recovered from a turnout area near the trail.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact Detective John McDormett at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232.

Citizens can also contact the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or go to the website at: www.ycsoaz.gov

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