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5/19/2014 8:24:00 AM
Body found Sunday morning believed to be missing Blythe man
Blythe Police believe a body found Sunday morning is that of Zachary Maybee who was reported missing May 14.
Blythe Police believe a body found Sunday morning is that of Zachary Maybee who was reported missing May 14.
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BLYTHE, Calif. - Blythe Police believe a body found Sunday morning is that of Zachary Maybee who was reported missing May 14.

Police got a call at approximately 10:30 a.m., May 18 about a possible dead body in thick brush south of Riviera Drive. When officers arrived to the scene, they found a man who had been dead for several days in the brush.

Because of the clothing on the person and the evidence at the scene, it appeared that the man was 53-year-old Maybee of Blythe. Maybee's spouse reported him missing May 14 after he left home the morning before and never returned home. Reportedly, Maybee suffered from a medical condition that prevented him from walking long distances.

Police detectives, Blythe Fire Department, and the United States Border Patrol trackers all searched for Maybee that Wednesday, while the Citizen's on Patrol, and Blythe Police Explorers went door-to-door to homes along Riviera Drive with pictures of Maybee in hopes of any of the neighbors having seen him. Also, Care Flight searched by air for Maybee, but all searches proved fruitless.

A Riverside County Coroner's Deputy responded to the scene to help in the investigation after the body was found.

"While the cause of death is pending it does not appear that a criminal act is responsible for Mr. Maybee's death" stated Blythe Police Detective Sergeant Wade.

The Blythe Police Department thanks the public and all local agencies for their help in searching for Mr. Maybee.

Anyone with information about this case is should call Blythe Police Department at 760-922-6111 or give the information anonymously by calling Crime Stop at 760-921-CARE (2273) or by email at blythepd@cityofblythe.ca.gov.



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