Deceased Man Found Near Fat Man’s Loop Trail Identified

The deceased man who was found near the Fat Man’s Loop Hiking Trail on Thursday November, 5, 2015 has been identified as sixty year-old Carl Lee Shetler. Investigators were not able to determine a home city or state for Mr. Shetler and he is listed as homeless/transient. Investigators have not been able to identify or locate any next of kin for the deceased victim.

At this point in the investigation, detectives believe that foul play was involved in the death of Carl Lee Shetler and the case is being pursued as a homicide.

On Thursday, November 5, 2015 at approximately 9:10 am a woman contacted several Arizona Department of Public Safety officers on North Highway 89 and told them she found the body of a deceased person at a temporary campsite off of Fat Man’s Loop Trail. The officers accompanied the woman back to the campsite and found the body of a deceased adult white male. The AZ DPS officers contacted the Sheriff’s Office and deputies and detectives responded to the camp site.

Anyone who has information regarding the murder of Carl Lee Shetler or the identity of possible suspects is urged to call the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 774-4523 or Coconino County Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111 or go to

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