A Cortez man whose body was found south of Denny Lake on May 2nd is believed to have shot another man the night of March 27th before fleeing to an open field where he died of hypothermia, possibly that same night.

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The sheriff of San Juan County, Utah, will keep his job even while facing charges of felony retaliation against a witness and three misdemeanors.

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The Utah Attorney General’s Office has filed charges against San Juan County, Utah, Sheriff Rick Eldredge in connection with a 2016 incident in which he allegedly pointed a firearm at one of his employees.

On Tuesday, the body of 26-year-old Charles Oliver Evans was found near Denny Lake in Cortez. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin joined KSJD's Austin Cope on Morning Edition for an update on the investigation.

A man found dead south of Cortez’s Denny Lake on Tuesday has been identified.