Man found dead after living in cave identified

A man found dead after living in a cave with his wife for three months has been identified by authorities.

Ian Thorson, 38, of New York City, was found by Cochise County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers on Sunday in a cave that he and his 39-year-old wife had been living in after apparently leaving a nearby Buddhist seminary, according to the sheriff’s office.

Inside the cave, authorities found sleeping bags and containers of water, which is being tested for potential harmful agents, said Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office.

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