Body found near Camp Verde identified as Phoenix man

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Omar Solis-Castro By Jennifer Thomas Omar Solis-Castro By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Yavapai County Sheriff's Office detectives have identified the body found by hunters near Camp Verde on Dec. 20.

Relatives of Omar Solis-Castro, 23, recently contacted detectives after seeing the media story.

Detectives learned that Solis-Castro walked away from his home near 35th and Dunlap avenues in Phoenix after a domestic disturbance on Nov. 1 and had not been heard from since.

Hunters found the body in an area near the Childs (Irving) Power Plant Campground southeast of Camp Verde.

Solis-Castro's family said he frequently camped out in that area and may have gone camping with friends following his disappearance.

Anyone who saw Solis-Castro or possibly camped with him is asked to call 928-771-3278 and refer to case number 09-050892. Information may be reported anonymously to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1-800-932-3232.