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Human remains found in desert near Manville Road

Human remains found in desert near Manville Road
Posted at 8:26 PM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 08:31:22-04

Deputies responded to reports of human remains found in a remote desert location near Manville Road Thursday afternoon.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, deputies were led to a human skull. The remains were collected and a thorough search of the area was conducted.

The Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner - Forensic Science Center was able to determine that it was the skull of an adult.

According to, at least 40 migrants’ remains have been collected in remote areas of Pima County, such as this one, since the beginning of the year. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department responds to and investigates all calls and would urge the public not to continue to call our department, or the 9-1-1 system, to report instances which have already been reported, as this can flood our reporting system and delay vital responses to emergency situations. Anyone with information about a crime in progress, or with an emergency, is urged to call 9-1-1, PCSD said.