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Perris man, reported missing, found dead in field

A map indicates the location where Riverside deputies found the body of a man reported missing in Perris on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.

December 30, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A man who was reported missing in Perris was found dead by deputies in a field.

Deputies were called to the area of Evans Road and Orange Street regarding a missing person. Authorities were told the missing man took his dog for a walk early Sunday morning.

During a search at a nearby field, investigators found the body of a man matching the description of the missing person. According to officials, the deputy who discovered the body was attacked by the deceased man's pit bull. In self defense, the deputy shot and killed the dog.

The investigation continues into the man's death. A cause was not yet determined.

If you have any information that can help investigators, you're urged to contact the Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Perris Station.