- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) - The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified human remains found near the Arizona-California border last month.

A forensic pathologist was able to identify the dental records and skull as a match to 76-year-old Richard Scartozzi, who was reported missing by his family on Nov. 1.

The medical examiner listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the head.

Lake Havasu City police investigators say the case is being called a suicide.

Police say human remains and a wallet were found Dec. 21 by a citizen who was off-roading in the area.

They say the contents of the wallet belonged to a man listed as a missing person and there were no obvious signs of foul play.

Police withheld the man’s name until positive identification could be made.


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