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Identity sought of man’s body found in Northern Nevada

lko deputies say body found near Jackpot

JACKPOT — Elko County authorities are trying to identify a man whose body was found rolled up in a sheet about three miles south of Jackpot.

Authorities said he had been shot several times with a small-caliber gun. His body was found off a dirt road west of U.S. Highway 93.

The Elko Daily Free Press reported the victim is a Hispanic man in his early 20s.

Investigators believe he was killed elsewhere and dumped in the high desert. He was wrapped in a sheet secured with duct tape.

The body was found Feb. 2. Authorities said they delayed releasing information because they didn’t want the unknown killer to flee.

The body was sent to the Washoe County Crime Lab in Reno.

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