Body of missing Minn. man found in Oak Creen Canyon

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Coconino County sheriff's deputies have recovered and identified the body of a missing Minnesota man.

Dental records confirmed the body is that of Shaun Rentz, 27, of White Bear Lake, Minn.

Rentz's vehicle was found abandoned at the Oak Creek Vista overlook parking lot on July 31. An extensive search was conducted in the days that followed, but he was not located.

A hiker found a decomposed body off the trail in Pumphouse Wash at the north end of Oak Creek Canyon Sunday afternoon. The location was about three-fourths of a mile east of the Oak Creek Vista overlook.

The body was taken to the county Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The cause of death is still under investigation.