Man found dead inside car along I-17 near Sedona; 'evident the death was violent,' YCSO says

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The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 20-year-old man who was found in his vehicle near Sedona.

YCSO says the car was parked along Interstate 17 near milepost 307 and the body was found around 9 a.m. on Nov. 6.

The department, along with the Department of Public Safety, is calling the death "suspicious."

On Nov. 8, YCSO stated on Facebook, "Detectives were able to determine that the young man had been reported missing by his sister out of Phoenix on November 3rd."

YCSO says there were not witnesses, the cause of death was not apparent at the onset of the case. "Evidence at the scene was inconclusive though it was evident the death was violent."

Detectives are investigating the evidence to confirm or rule out foul play. The county medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on Nov. 8 to determine the cause of death.

The man's name and hometown have not been released.

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