The Chino Valley Police Department, with assistance from YCSO Search and Rescue, located 57 year old Jeffery Bratz, deceased. The Chino Valley Police Department conducted a primary search of the residence and surrounding area when his disappearance was reported on Tuesday. A secondary, widespread search was conducted on vacant acreage in the area of Road 4 South east of Hwy 89. The body of Mr. Bratz was located in the vacant acreage in high weeds.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Bratz are currently under investigation. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Yavapai County Medical Examiner.