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PIMA COUNTY: Investigating discovery of Human Bones

Pima County authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains found near the Asarco mine northwest of Tucson.

The Sheriff’s Department said Monday the remains include a skull, pelvis and some smaller bones.

The remains were located in a wash area that is not currently being used by the mine. The Pima County Medical Examiner will attempt to determine a cause of death.

The area where the bones were found is often used by illegal immigrants.

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