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Coroner identifies missing airman found near Mount Charleston

The Creech Air Force Base airman found dead near Mount Charleston Saturday afternoon has been identified.

He is 37-year-old Travis Kent Navarro Parkhurst of North Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner’s office said Sunday morning.

Parkhurst’s body was found about 12:30 p.m. by Red Rock Search and Rescue, near Deer Creek Road, two miles north of Kyle Canyon Road, Metro spokesman Lt. Jeff Goodwin said Saturday night.

A missing person’s report was filed by his wife from the couple’s North Las Vegas home, according to North Las Vegas police spokeswoman Sgt. Chrissie Coon.

Metro spokesman Lt. Ken Romane said Friday night that the missing man’s vehicle was found off a dirt road at Mount Charleston.

He was a member of the 432nd wing at Creech in Indian Springs, spokesman Tech Sgt. Shad Eidson said Saturday night.

Contact Kimberly De La Cruz at kdelacruz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @KimberlyinLV.

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