Human remains found in desert are missing woman last seen in Eloy

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Ashleigh Barry

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 4 at 10:30 AM

ELOY, Ariz. -- Human remains found in the desert are those of a missing 21-year-old woman.

An autopsy of the remains was performed on Wednesday by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Sgt. Brian Jerome with the Eloy Police Department.

The human remains have been positively identified as those of Susan Danielle Ronquillo, who was reported missing on July 19.

Ronquillo was last seen in Eloy on July 11.

Last week, Eloy police said they had received information that she may have been murdered.

During the investigation, detectives located human remains in a remote desert area.

James "Jimmy" Robles, 33, of the Eloy/Casa Grande area, has been arrested and charged in connection with Ronquillo's murder.

Detectives are following up on additional leads and expect to make more arrests in connection with this case.

"I hope they catch all the people involved and all the people that were responsible for this," Ronquillo's brother, Edmund Ronquillo, told 3TV via Skype. "And I hope there's justice served. ... I hope that guy doesn't live. He doesn't deserve to live. He took away my little sister's life way too soon."

Ronquillo said he's waiting to see the autopsy report because he wants to know exactly what happened to his sister.

"She was like my sweet little sister, you know, so I can't think of anything terrible happening to her," he said.

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