Canal body is missing diabetic, 20 |

Canal body is missing diabetic, 20

GRAND JUNCTION ” A body found in a canal Tuesday morning was that of a missing diabetic, Mesa County sheriff’s officials confirmed.

Coroner’s officials were still trying to determine how 20-year-old John Atchley died. He was last seen May 19.

His father, Randy, said his son was an insulin-dependent diabetic who only had a 48-hour supply of insulin with him.

More than 50 relatives and volunteers spent Memorial Day searching for the missing man without success.

John Atchley was last seen leaving a party. Witnesses have said he was walking in a “dazed state.”

A jogger found the body near Grand Junction shortly before 7 a.m.

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