YCSO: Plane missing since Oct. 24 found crashed near Cordes Lakes; 2 dead

Officials with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office say a Peoria man and his 8-year-old daughter are dead after the plane they were flying on crashed near Cordes Lakes.

According to a statement released by officials, the aircraft, spotted by an Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter unit, is located about 5.5 miles east southeast of Cordes Lakes.

YCSO officials say the plane was en route to Page from Deer Valley Airport on Oct. 24, and never reached the destination. The victims, identified as 34-year-old William Engel Bell and his 8-year-old daughter, Amira Caballero, were reported missing on Oct. 25.

An investigation into the crash, according to YCSO officials, will be handled by the National Transportation Safety Board.

GoFundMe for crash victim


Get breaking news alerts in the FOX 10 News app. It is FREE! Download for Apple iOS or Android.