UPDATE: Missing Pima County man found dead less than a mile from home

Victor Cortes
Victor Cortes(Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Jul. 13, 2022 at 2:05 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 14, 2022 at 11:11 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A Pima County man has been found dead a day after he was reported missing.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the body of Victor Cortes, 82, was located early Thursday, July 14, and that there are no suspicious circumstances.

Cortes went missing from a retirement community near Orange Grove and La Cholla. He was found about a half-mile away, in the 6100 block of North Corona Road.

Both locations are near the Northwest Medical Center.

This is the second time this year that a missing person was found dead around the medical complex located at Orange Grove and La Cholla.

Brian Hamm was discharged from the hospital on March 17. He was found dead near the hospital four days later.

The PCSD said in that case, there were no suspicious circumstances or signs of foul play.

Hamm’s family said he had a medical history of heart problems, memory loss and seizures.

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