More Bodies Found In Arizona's Desert

KOLD News 13 News Editor Marissa Pasquet

Border Patrol agents found the first body Friday. An agent encountered the body of a male illegal immigrant around 7 p.m. in the evening.  He was discovered five miles east of the Lukeville port of entry on a road that parallels the border, over 100 miles southwest of Tucson according to a Border Patrol spokesman. No one was encountered near or with the body, they report.

The next discovery was made Saturday afternoon, when an agent found skeletal remains south of milepost 13 on Arivaca Road, about 50 miles southwest of Tucson. No identification was found near the remains and officials weren't able to determine the sex or age of the deceased, according to authorities.

Sunday afternoon an agency helicopter spotted two bodies near Why, Arizona, close to mile marker 62 on Arizona 85. When agents arrived in the area, about 75 miles southwest of Tucson, there were two decomposing bodies. The bodies were also without identification and officials were therefore unable to determine the sex or age of the deceased.

The Border Patrol Agency's Tucson sector has recovered at least two dozen bodies of suspected immigrants so far this month. The dead number nearly 140 since the fiscal year started last October, according to official reports.