The body of convicted child sex offender Gary Talkington was found in his vehicle today from an apparent suicide.
A pair of joggers came across Talkington's vehicle, which was parked in the desert near Linda Vista and Shannon roads. The joggers, who called police at 11:16 a.m., said they noticed a male hunched over in the passenger seat, and a lot of blood at the scene.
"Detectives came out and identified him as Gary Talkington," said Deputy Tom Peine of the Sheriff's Department. "He suffered some trauma, which appears to be self-inflicted."
The Pima County Sheriff's Department posted a Facebook status asking for help in locating the 60-year-old Talkington after he didn't show up for his court date, where he was to be sentenced with six counts of sexual conduct with a minor.
Along with the Sheriff's Department, the U.S. Marshals were in process of attempting to locate Talkington when his body was discovered.