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Casa Grande man missing since March found dead

Posted at 2:34 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 20:01:56-04

A Casa Grande man missing since last month has been found dead in desert south of Arizona City.

Pinal County Sheriff's officials say a helicopter discovered the body of 63-year-old Johnny Meier just before noon Wednesday.

They say there's no sign of foul play in the death and it appears that Meier succumbed to the elements.

Authorities say Meier suffered from dementia and hadn't been seen since he left his home on March 24.

Meier reportedly told neighbors he was going to go four-wheeling at Casa Grande Mountain

His truck was located Sunday near Arizona City and sheriff's officials say the body was found about 2 1/2 miles from the vehicle.

Authorities say it appears Meier's vehicle broke down.

The county medical examiner's office will assist in the death investigation.