Missing Man from Fallon Found Dead

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FALLON, NV - A Fallon man missing since mid-September has been found dead, according the the Churchill County Sheriff's Office.

45-year-old Michael Gutierrez last spoke to his family Thursday, September 19. An extensive air and ground search was initiated.

Thursday afternoon September 26, his 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser was located in the desert about 15 miles northeast of Fallon. The morning of October 2, he was found dead, apparently having walked about three miles from his vehicle. The cause of death hasn't been determined, but Sheriff Ben Trotter says there's no evidence of foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the Churchill Sheriff's Office at 775-423-3116.