Meteorite hunters find human remains in desert along I-8

Skeletal remains

Credit: Pinal County Sheriff's Office

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office released this photo of one of the rib bones found in the desert near Interstate 8.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 1:32 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 4:39 PM

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. -- A father and son searching for meteorites discovered human remains in the desert along Interstate 8, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

A sheriff's deputy went with them to the area Wednesday afternoon and located what appeared to be a skull and rib bones.

PCSO spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll said the deputy also found scattered remnants of pants and a shirt near the bones.

The skeletal remains have been sent to the medical examiner's office for further analysis.
 

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