UPDATE: Teen found dead near Molino Basin Campground

A man's body was found near Molino Basin on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
A man's body was found near Molino Basin on Tuesday, Jan. 25.(KOLD News 13)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 2:20 PM MST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2022 at 1:19 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The body of a teen was found near Molino Basin and Catalina Highway on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department confirmed 18-year-old Robert Brown was found dead near the Molino Basin Campground, which is about 9 miles from Windy Point on the road to Mount Lemmon.

The case is being investigated as a homicide.

“This appears to be an isolated incident and we don’t see a reason for cause for concern,” PCSD spokesperson James Allerton said.

Authorities said they were called to the area around noon Tuesday when a person reported coming across the body.

The PCSD said Brown’s body had obvious signs of trauma.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

A woman named Beverly Lyons, who said she is Brown’s mother, started a GoFundMe account to help bury him. You can donate HERE or use the link below.

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