Update: Body found in abandoned well ID'd

2014-07-03T14:20:00Z 2014-07-03T16:51:44Z Update: Body found in abandoned well ID'dKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 03, 2014 2:20 pm  • 

Sheriff's investigators have released the name of the man who was found in an abandoned well.

The body of 75-year-old William Sattler was found Wednesday afternoon 25 feet down an abandoned well by deputies who were following up on a missing persons report, according to the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. Sattler died from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The body was found at a property on West Phillips Road west of South Sierrita Mountain Road southwest of Tucson. The area is west of Sahuarita and south of Three Points.

Sattler was reported missing Wednesday, but the sheriff’s department did not release information about who filed the report.

Detectives served multiple search warrants on various locations Wednesday and one person, 51-year-old Donald Stewart, was taken into custody, a news release from the sheriff’s department stated.

Stewart was booked into the Pima County jail and faces one count of first-degree murder.

Anyone with information regarding this death is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Check back with StarNet for updates.

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