Flagstaff man found dead in snow

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Flagstaff police say the death of a man found in the snow over the weekend could be weather-related.

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Flagstaff police officers were called to the area of South Woodlands Village Boulevard and West Forest Meadows Street for a possible deceased person in the nearby wooded area.

Flagstaff police Sgt. James Jackson said officers found the body of a man lying in the snow approximately 109 yards from the roadway. Medical staff determined he was dead.

The man was identified as Ricky Vance Lawrence, 54, of Flagstaff.

The manner and cause of death are undetermined at this time, but Jackson said the temperatures the night before Lawrence was located dipped down to approximately 4 degrees and it did not appear he was dressed for the elements.

The investigation is still ongoing.