Contact: Alfonso Zavala, Lt. Darren Simmons, or Deputy Roxanne Meyer
Phone: (928) 783-4427


3:55 PM, March 9, 2014

Missing Person


Location of Incident: 6275 S. Avenue 8 ½ E (Yuma Lakes RV Resort) - Yuma, AZ

On March 9, 2014, at approximately 12:25 p.m. the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Mr. Troy Schmeltz from the Gila River which also feeds from the Gila Gravity Canal, northeast of the Yuma Lakes RV resort.  Next of kin notification has been made. No foul play is suspected.

Information Released by: Alfonso Zavala, PIO


On 02-15-2014 the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person. Mr. Troy Schmeltz (a 73 year old male from Yuma) went missing from the Yuma Lakes RV resort on 02-14-2014 at approximately 1730 hours. He was last seen walking west through the park for an evening walk.

Mr. Schmeltz is described as a white male that is 6’0 tall and weighs about 215 pounds with Gray hair and Blue eyes. Mr. Schmeltz was last seen wearing a blue shirt, beige shorts, and a beige hat.

Troy Schmeltz

Mr. Schmeltz has no known medical conditions at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office asks that if you have any information regarding this case to contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427.

Information Released By: Sgt. S. Pavlak