Vegas man found dead in Arizona; 2 other Vegas men arrested

Christopher Albert Eash and John Paul Stone (Mohave County Sheriff's Office)

A Las Vegas man has been found slain in a remote desert area of northwestern Arizona, leading to the arrests of two other Las Vegas men, authorities said on Nov. 26.

Jeffrey Earl Bushaw, 45, was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound to the head outside Meadview on Sunday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said.

Bushaw had been reported missing after last being seen in the Meadview area on Nov. 12.

The investigation led to the arrest of Christopher Albert Eash, 46 on suspicion of premeditated first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and abandonment of a dead body and Joshua Paul Stone, 34 was arrested on suspicion of tampering with evidence and abandonment of a dead body, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Bushaw and Eash were mining partners who lived at a temporary residence in the Meadview area but a motive for the killing wasn’t immediately clear, the office said.

Online court records didn’t list defense attorneys for Eash or Stone who might comment on their behalf.

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