With the assistance of Arizona Department of Public Safety Air Rescue, the body of 38-year-old Patrick Gladics was located shortly before 12:30 p.m. today.
Gladics was found deceased in the desert area west of Walmart in Sierra Vista. SVPD Special Operations detectives responded to investigate the scene. The case is being referred to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office for further investigation.
Gladics worked for the Bureau of Land Management and his government vehicle had been located at the Walmart in Sierra Vista on Monday. Video surveillance showed Gladics on foot heading north toward the open desert from the parking lot at about 5 a.m. on Saturday.