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Body of missing man, 48, found near Sweetwater Reservoir

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Posted at 7:08 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-17 22:08:07-04

SPRING VALLEY (CNS) - A 48-year-old man who went missing during an outing near Sweetwater Reservoir two weeks ago has been found dead, authorities reported Friday.

A search-and-rescue team came across the body of Edward Leonard in a remote spot near the Spring Valley-area manmade lake on Thursday morning, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

There was no immediate evidence of criminal involvement in Leonard's death, authorities said.

Leonard had been missing since July 2, when a friend dropped him off at the reservoir to go fishing, officials said. A ruling on his cause of death was on hold pending autopsy results.