Three dead on westside ranch

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Three people have been found dead on a westside ranch and officials say they are all homicides..

A man went to check on the welfare of people living on the property in the 8600 block of West Old Ajo Highway this morning.

He called deputies after finding two bodies inside the home.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department responded with numerous units, a SWAT team and a helicopter to search the 4-5 acre property.

Shortly after noon, officials found a third body on the property.

By late on Monday, the investigators had removed the bodies from the property, but because of darkness opted to secure it and begin their investigation Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Dawn Hanke said the bodies had "obvious signs of trauma".