Missing man found dead in Sandias

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It’s not the news the family of a missing 71-year-old man wanted to hear.

On Sunday, the search was called off after crews found his body.

County officials say the Office of the Medical Examiner will determine how Osvaldo Defalco died.

He was reported missing Tuesday and was last seen in the Sandia Mountains.

Search and Rescue crews scoured the mountains for days, but with no luck until new information led them to a new area.

Crews found Defalco’s body around 10:30 a.m. It’s unknown why Defalco was in the Sandias in the first place.

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