Remains in Nevada desert identified as missing Fallon man


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FALLON, Nev. (AP) — Churchill County sheriff's deputies have confirmed the human remains they found this week in a remote part of northern Nevada's high desert are those of a Fallon man who had been missing for more than a month.

The sheriff's office says 61-year-old Jeff Hendrick was identified Friday following an autopsy and comparison with dental records. He last had been seen leaving his home on July 2.

Hendrick was considered endangered because he suffered from Parkinson's and was dependent on daily medication.

Deputies resumed an investigation on Wednesday with the report of a suspicious vehicle found in a secluded area.

Investigators confirmed it matched the white 2000 PT cruisier Hendrick last was seen driving. They found the remains with shorts, a T-shirt and athletic shoes about a half-mile from the car. The cause of death is still pending.

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