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Police identify California man who died in Iron County while camping

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PARAGONAH, Iron County — Police have identified a California man found dead near his campsite in Iron County earlier this week.

Lawrence E. Sullivan, 75, likely died because of a heart issue, the Iron County Sheriff's Office reported.

Sullivan's body was found Monday about a mile from his campsite near state Route 20 and Buckskin Road, about 20 miles northeast of Paragonah.

Sullivan, from Encinitas, California, had been camping alone at a hunting campsite in the area, and family members grew concerned after not hearing from him. Police checked the campsite and surrounding spots on Saturday and Sunday, but couldn't find him. They located Sullivan's body Monday morning.

Foul play is not suspected in Sullivan's death, and he was not suicidal, according to Iron County Sheriff's Lt. Del Schlosser.

Schlosser didn't say how long Sullivan was believed to be dead before his body was found.

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