“Man Found Dead in Arizona Watering Hole Identified After Months: Velmurugan Ramnathan, 40”

By | July 19, 2023



In a recent development, the body of a man found months ago in an Arizona watering hole has been identified, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. Three women hiking in Yavapai County came across what they believed to be a dead body on April 8 and immediately contacted the Department of Public Safety. Troopers arrived at the scene and confirmed the man’s death. Subsequently, deputies arrived and discovered the body partially submerged in the water and mud.

At the time, the man was found without any clothing and personal items near the watering hole were collected as evidence. Authorities initially considered the man’s death to be suspicious. However, on July 12, the body was officially identified as Velmurugan Ramnathan, a 40-year-old resident of Phoenix. The sheriff’s office has determined that Ramnathan’s death was an accidental drowning, with no other injuries found on his body.

Yavapai County, where the incident occurred, is located approximately 100 miles north of Phoenix. The identification of Ramnathan brings closure to the case and provides answers to his family and loved ones who may have been searching for him.

The discovery of a deceased individual in a remote area can be a chilling reminder of the dangers and uncertainties that can exist in nature. It serves as a reminder for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to always exercise caution and be aware of their surroundings. Additionally, it highlights the importance of prompt reporting to authorities if any suspicious or concerning situations are encountered during outdoor activities.

As the investigation concludes, the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office will continue its commitment to ensuring public safety and providing closure to families affected by similar incidents..