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Body of missing New Mexico man found in Arizona

August 29, 2019

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a New Mexico man who went missing last month has been found in Arizona.

Police say the body of 44-year-old Craig Cavanaugh of Farmington was identified Wednesday in Coconino County in northern Arizona.

Farmington police say Cavanaugh was last seen July 4 as he was traveling to Peoria, Arizona for a job.

Police say three men used his credit cards in Payson, Glendale, and Peoria between July 5-7 and Cavanaugh’s truck was found on July 12.

But authorities say those men aren’t considered suspects in Cavanaugh’s disappearance.

Coconino County Sheriff’s detectives say one possible suspect in the case led authorities to a wooded area outside Heber and a body was located Aug. 5, but identification came later by fingerprints.

The possible suspect hasn’t been named.

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