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Updated Jun 7, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Arizona authorities identify dead man as fugitive

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A body found in northern Arizona has been
identified as that of a Washington state man with a federal warrant out for his arrest.

Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said the body of 47-year-old Stephen Buck
was discovered May 27 by a hiker in Oak Creek Canyon.

The clothed body was found behind trees near a creek. Authorities
said there were no signs of injuries or trauma associated with foul play, but that several types of controlled substances or narcotics were found
near the body.

No cause of death had been determined.

Sheriff’s officials said a key found in Buck’s clothing was matched to a stolen
U-Haul van and there was an active federal warrant for his arrest out of
California.

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