Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to release the following updated information regarding the recovery of a body in the Pinto Valley Bridge Area on Hwy 60 west of Globe.

On June 15, 2016, at approximately 7:09 a.m., the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a male subject standing on the Pinto Valley Bridge. Gila County Deputies were dispatched along with Arizona Department of Public Safety Troopers, Miami Police Department, Globe and Tri-City Fire Departments and Arizona Department of Transportation. Upon the Deputies arrival the male subject was seen jumping from the bridge.

The body was recovered and identified as Robert Messier, age 63, from Mesa, Arizona.

This case is still an ongoing investigation and additional information may be released as it becomes available.

Sheriff J. Adam Shepherd would like to thank the Department of Public Safety, Miami Police Department, Globe Fire Department, Tri-City Fire Department and the Arizona Department of Transportation for their collaboration and assistance in the recovery effort.   back...