Hunter finds body in toolbox near Kearny

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas
By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

KEARNY, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after a hunter discovered a body inside a toolbox Sunday morning.

The hunter discovered the partially buried Delta toolbox in the area of East Florence-Kelvin Highway near State Route 177 in Kearny, according to sheriff's spokesman Tim Gaffney.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and found the decomposing body of a middle-aged man inside the large silver toolbox. They said the body had obvious signs of trauma.

Deputies believe the toolbox and body had been there for nearly a year.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.

Detectives are attempting to notify next of kin and find the person responsible for the murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pinal County Sheriff's Office at 520-866-5111.