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Body discovered north of Las Vegas Valley

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Derek Langford and his 1992 GMC. (Facebook) Derek Langford and his 1992 GMC. (Facebook)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Metro police on Friday afternoon reported the body of a man was discovered inside a truck in a desert area near U.S. 95 and Corn Creek Road.

Police said it appears the located person suffered a gunshot wound.

The discovery came as a search was being conducted for Derek Langford, an Air Force technical sergeant who has been missing for several days.

According to his family, Langford took his blue and white 1992 GMC KS500 to an unknown area of the desert on Tuesday for a test drive and hasn't been seen since.

The Air Force and members of the volunteer group Red Rock Search and Rescue conducted a search for Langford, with the command post set up near U.S. 95 and Corn Creek.

The coroner will release the identity of the person discovered and his cause of death in the coming days.

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