TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Tucson Police Department has identified the human remains found on Tucson’s south-side as 29-year-old Romulo M. Bacarse after releasing photos of two identifiable tattoos on his body.
On Aug. 14, 2019, shortly before 9:30 a.m., officers from Operations Division South were dispatched to a ranch in the 12900 block of S. Old Nogales Highway.
A ranch employee had called 911 indicating human remains were found in a large undeveloped desert area of the property.
Upon arrival, officers located the remains and contacted Gang Unit Detectives to continue the investigation.
Investigators with the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded and determined the remains were human and belonged to an adult male, but could not immediately identify him.
Detectives discovered several identifiable tattoos on the legs of Bacarse, which were an Arizona Wildcat tattoo on his right shin with the words “Love It” underneath and the letters “TUC” located on his left shin with the words “Hate It” underneath.
On August 18, 2019, the Tucson Police Department released two pictures of tattoos belonging to Bacarse in hopes of identifying him.
Through social media, an acquaintance of Bacarse recognized the tattoos and immediately reported it to police.
Next of kin has been notified.
Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call 88-CRIME. You can remain anonymous.