On August 5, 2014, at approximately 1:00 PM, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Investigators responded to a report of a deceased person in the citrus groves near Avenue 3½ E and Highway 80. The body had been discovered by Yuma Police Department Officers who were in the area searching for a missing person that had been reported to their agency.
The deceased has been identified as Charles Dewayne Long, 53, of Yuma. The cause of death has not yet been determined, however, a combination of illegal drugs and exposure are considered likely contributors. There is no evidence of foul play.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case or the activities of the deceased is asked to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.