GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in central Nebraska say a migrant farm worker who failed to return from a corn field has been found dead.
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office says it was notified Wednesday evening that 52-year-old Cruz Urias-Beltran, of San Luis, Arizona, had not returned from the 300-acre field he had entered with others to detassel.
Rescue officials and other workers searched for Urias-Beltran, but called off the search around 10 p.m. when it became too dark.
On Thursday morning, more than 100 people began a row-by-row search of the field, and Urias-Beltran’s body was found shortly after noon.
No foul play is suspected. An autopsy has been ordered.
Temperatures in the area on Wednesday reached 94 degrees, but the heat index would have been in the triple digits.