MCSO: Missing Denver man found dead in desert

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- The Mesa County Search and Rescue Command (SARC) crews believe they have recovered the body of a missing man in the desert north of Grand Junction.

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Heather Benjamin says the search started around 9 p.m. Monday after 34-year-old Nolus Xavier Sunoon of Denver failed to return home by Monday. He had left Denver on Saturday.

His vehicle and trailer was discovered near 27 1/4 Road.

The rescue team has set up a command post near the Bureau of Land Management gun range as the ground crews, ATV teams, helicopter and airplane pilots hunt for him.

Around 11:06 a.m., SARC brought out the Colorado National Guard/Civil Air Patrol's fixed-wing plane to aid the search.

Just before 2 p.m., volunteers found the dirt bike and his helmet just east of the command post, but they have not discovered the man.

Delta County Search and Rescue crews arrived on scene to help with the search effort.

According to Benjamin, sheriff's officials announced they believed they found Sunoon's body, but the Mesa County coroner will make a positive identification.

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