Body found in Oak Creek

Monday evening, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to Crescent Moon Park in the Verde Valley for a report of a dead body discovered by a swimmer.

At about 6 p.m., Dale Boorman, of Sedona, was swimming in Oak Creek and discovered the body of a Hispanic male in the water. Boorman determined the male was not breathing and appeared to be deceased, and he sent someone to call the Sheriff’s Office.

When detectives arrived, they learned that after Boorman discovered the body, an unidentified Hispanic male arrived and stated that he knew the deceased, and attempted to rouse the victim. The unidentified Hispanic male then became visibly upset and left in a dark green early '90s Honda sedan.

Eyewitnesses told detectives that earlier in the day, two Hispanic males, one of which was the deceased and one of which was the unidentified male who left the area, came to Crescent Moon Park together in the Honda sedan. They paid their entrance fee with a $100 bill, and indicated to the attendant that they were from the Prescott area.

The deceased victim is described only as a Hispanic male, 18-20 years of age.

The unidentified male who left the area is described as being in his 20s, with facial hair (possibly a moustache), wearing a blue “cutoff” shirt bearing the number “23” and wearing long zip-off baggy pants.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office would like the public’s help in identifying either the deceased, or the unidentified Hispanic male who left the area. At this time, he is not a suspect.

YCSO Detectives consider him a person of interest who may be able to furnish the identity of the deceased, or detail of the incident surrounding the death.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact YCSO Detective Luis Huante at (928) 771-3278 or 567-7711.

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