PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - Nye County sheriff's detectives are investigating the cause of death of a man whose body was found in a desert area of Pahrump.
A local man walking his dogs found the body Friday night and notified the sheriff's office.
The deceased man was tentatively identified as 49-year-old David Edward Pucci of Pahrump, although final confirmation is pending a DNA analysis.
Investigators also are trying to determine when he died.
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