TUCSON, AZ (AP) - Authorities say the U.S. Border Patrol has located a mother and 8-year-old daughter from India who had been with a 7-year-old daughter whose body was found in the Arizona desert near the U.S.-Mexico border.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday in a statement that the missing mother and older daughter were taken to a hospital for treatment of dehydration after they crossed back into the United States late Thursday night and surrendered to agents.

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The statement said the mother and daughters reportedly had been traveling with two women and that smugglers dropped all five near the border.


According to the statement, the 7-year-old’s body was found Wednesday after agents encountered the other two women who told agents they had become separated from the others hours earlier.

No identities were released.

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