PHOENIX--- A prominent southeast Arizona rancher sped away in his all-terrain vehicle after being shot, the Cochise County Sheriff's Office said Monday in releasing more details into Saturday's slaying near the Mexico border.
The body of Robert Krentz, 58, was located before midnight Saturday on his 35,000 acre (55 sq. mile) ranch about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northeast of Douglas after his brother reported that he had lost radio contact with Krentz earlier in the day.
Krentz apparently came upon one person when he was shot and his dog was wounded, detectives said.
While Krentz was still in his vehicle, mortally wounded, he managed to drive the ATV away from the scene at a high rate of speed before becoming unconscious, investigators said.
Foot tracks were identified and followed approximately 20 miles (30 kilometers) south to the Mexico border by sheriff's deputies, U.S. Border Patrol trackers and Department of Corrections dog chase teams, authorities said.