Body found in Azusa Canyon is that of professional dancer Reyes

A body found in a remote area of Azusa Canyon is that of a 27-year-old professional dancer last seen Monday, and police today said a man has been arrested in connection with his death.

Rahkeem "Rocky" Reyes was last seen about 5:40 p.m. Monday. Family friend Ronda Hampton told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune that the car was left running, with her laptop, wallet and other items left inside.

That was in the 1500 block of McWood Street in West Covina, police there said.

A man's body was found 2-1/2 miles up Azusa Canyon and reported to authorities at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, said Deputy Mike Barraza of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

"During this investigation, an arrest of an adult has been made," according to a police statement.

Phillip Von Wade, 20, was arrested and will be charged with murder, the department announced. His bail has been set at $1 million.

Wade is scheduled to appear for arraignment hearing on Monday at the Pomona Superior Court, the West Covina Police Department.

Reyes was identified by his friend as a professional dancer who has worked in several dance videos, movies, commercials and live stage performances.

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