Close
Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
Menu
Social
Latest News

Hikers find body in wash near Sierra Vista

SIERA VISTA, Ariz. -- The Cochise County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a decomposing body was found in a wash south of Sierra Vista.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Carol Capas says two women called deputies Wednesday afternoon saying they had found human remains. Deputies walked into the wash and found a group of rocks making an arrow and pointing toward the body.

Capas doesn't know who made the arrow, but it wasn't the hikers and detectives don't believe the victim was an illegal immigrant. Migrant groups who have a member die crossing the desert sometimes mark body locations.

The person was dressed in brown work boots, dark jeans and a shirt and was significantly decomposed.

The remains were taken to the Pima County Medical Examiner's office an autopsy to determine identity and cause of death.

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.

About the Author


Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Latest News