the autopsy is pending. here are the initial reports, from Sherdog.com
:"Tanner, 37, had embarked on a camping trip some time around Sept. 2 into the desert-like region north of Brawley, Calif., approximately two and a half hours east of San Diego.
...the fighter had texted friends in Oceanside as late as Thursday, telling them that he'd run out of water and gas for his motorcycle. Authorities were then contacted to try and locate the fighter.
A body believed to be that of Evan Tanner was found Monday in the Palo Verde mountain area, the Imperial Valley Press has reported".