Pinal County Sheriff's deputies found Carl Kallina, 78, dead in Oracle State Park on Monday after he didn't return from a hike two days prior.

A hiker who had been missing since Saturday was found dead along a wash in Oracle on Monday, officials said. 

Carl Kallina, 78, was reported as an overdue hiker in Oracle State Park around 5 p.m. on May 4, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said in a news release.

Kallina had left to go on a 45-minute hike but did not return to his car. 

Kallina had a medical condition that required daily treatments, the release said. When deputies found him on Monday, he was already dead.

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Danyelle joined the Star in 2018 and covers K-12 education. Previously, Danyelle wrote for the Tucson Weekly where she won several statewide awards including story of the year and first place investigative reporting.