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Man that sheriff's deputies pursued later found dead in Haiwee Reservoir

May 22, 2012

A man that Inyo County Sheriff's Department officers pursued during a car chase on May 10 has been identified as the same man found dead in the Haiwee Reservoir on May 17.

On May 17, the Department of Water and Power notified the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the Haiwee Reservoir.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.

An autopsy was conducted and determined that the victim was Alan Carter Brown, 42, Inyo Kern.

The cause of death is still pending.

Sheriff’s Department determined that Brown was the same subject that officers pursued on the evening of May 10. Brown’s vehicle became disabled when it hit a guard-rail in his attempt to evade officers, after which he took off on foot.

Brown was last seen running east-bound from S. R. 395 on the aqueduct road.

The investigation is ongoing.

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