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8/1/2014 2:40:00 PM
Man found shot, killed in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon
George Wesley Montgomery
George Wesley Montgomery

A man was found shot and killed on Bell Trail, and the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office is seeking help in its investigation. The death is being called suspicious.

Hikers apparently came across the body of George Wesley Montgomery, 43, of Peoria, along the trail in Wet Beaver Creek Canyon on Thursday morning. YCSO was dispatched around 11 a.m.

Montgomery had been shot, and a firearm was recovered near the body. He is described as a black male, 6-foot-2, wearing a yellow shirt and shorts. The manner of death has not been determined.

According to YCSO spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn, Montgomery last had contact with family members by phone on Wednesday, July 30, around 7 p.m. He indicated he was hiking along the Bell Trail.

Detectives are asking anyone who might have been hiking on Bell Trail between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday to contact them regarding this investigation.

Montgomery's vehicle, a 2002 white GMC Envoy, was located and recovered from a turnout area near the trail.

If anyone has information regarding this case, please contact Detective John McDormett at 928-771-3260 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, May 9, 2015
Article comment by: Denese Montgomery

It appears, from the beginning, the Yavapai County Sheriff's office was determined to declare my son's death a suicide. They first issued a press release (to direct public opinion) that there was only one gunshot. They made numerous false statements in the police report ie Denese said. What motives or reasons would government officials have to fabricate so many statements? Are they empowered to write any statements at will? Is it customary for government officials to dictate what is placed in the newspaper?

Posted: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Article comment by: Mary Heartman

@ Jon Hutchinson
RE: Update "Mystery of Montgomery death revealed" 1/31/15 VI Main News

The biggest mystery is how the coroner decided that a person with two gunshots to the chest and one to the thigh committed suicide. I suppose it's possible for someone to bungle their demise that badly, but has the County released the details upon which Yavapai County Medical Examiner Dr. Lawrence Czarnecki based the ruling? A little more information would be appreciated.




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