Sheriff’s Office investigates homicide


On Sept. 21, 2021, Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies and an Arizona Department of Public Safety Trooper responded to Highway 60 near mile marker 277 for a welfare check on an individual in a vehicle located in a pullout off the highway.

Upon arrival, a deceased male was discovered in the vehicle with obvious trauma from multiple gunshot wounds. Gila County Sheriff’s Detectives responded to the scene to investigate. The victim has been identified as Leo Harry White, 31, of Whiteriver. Anyone who was traveling in the area or may have additional information regarding this case is asked to contact Detective Phil Smith at 928-425-4449, extension 4311.

Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd thanked the Arizona Department of Public Safety for their response and assistance in the investigation.

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