Body found in the desert identified as North Las Vegas airman
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North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The body found in the desert by the Red Rock Search and Rescue team has been identified.
The Clark County Coroner said 31-year-old Derek Langford of North Las Vegas died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Langford's body was found Friday afternoon inside a truck in the desert area of Corn Creek.
Crews started searching the area earlier in the day for Langford, who reportedly went missing on Tuesday after talking about going off-roading in his truck.
Langford was a Creech Air Force Base tech sergeant.
His family said the airman was a father and had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.