Human remains found and body reported in Ariz. desert

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Two deceased individuals were reported in the southern Arizona desert within a two-day span.

Border agents in Casa Grande discovered human remains while patrolling the area. They contacted the Tohono O’odham Police Department who has now taken over the investigation.

In another incident, a group of illegal immigrants reportedly called Customs and Border Protection saying a man in their group had died as a result of dehydration.

Agents responded to the area and found the deceased man.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation. The illegal immigrants were taken to the Ajo Border Patrol station for processing.