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Man found dead off Palm Springs area trail identified as San Jacinto resident

By in Press Enterprise on December 22, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A body found off San Jacinto Mountains trails near Palm Springs last month has been identified as a San Jacinto resident, according to a Riverside County Sheriff/Coroner’s news release.

The coroner’s release states that Gregory Ferguson died at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 25, which was the Thanksgiving weekend, but notes the date, time and location of injury are pending investigation.

Ferguson’s age was not given. The Palm Springs Police Department is handling the investigation.

The volunteer Palm Springs Mounted Police Search & Rescue group posted on its Facebook page Nov. 25 that it was called out that afternoon to search and recover a possible dead body off trail, in an area described as between two popular hiking trails, the Lykken and Skyline trails.

The coroner’s office responded once the body was located.

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