Sawmill man found dead in pickup


A Sawmill, Arizona, man was found dead Wednesday in a pickup truck parked in front of the Gallup convenience store.

Michael James Yazzie, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene after two clerks at Allsup’s Convenience Store West reported to police finding his body.

According to police, Yazzie parked his car at the store about 3 p.m. The car remained there for almost four hours before a customer coming to the store became suspicious when she saw Yazzie’s body slumped over the wheel.

She said she opened the door and checked his pulse and discovered he was dead.

Police said the body has been sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy but said there was no evidence of foul play.

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