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Body, but no ID, found in Sonoita, agents say

Citizen Staff Writer



Sonoita-area residents found the body of a man near their home Sunday afternoon, Border Patrol officials said.

Border agents responded to a call just before 12:30 p.m. Sunday about a possible dead body off state Route 83, near Milepost 41, spokesman Michael Scioli said.

The residents walked outside their home and found the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s and lacking identification, he said.

The body had no apparent signs of trauma, he said.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was at the scene and will take over the investigation, Scioli said.

From October 2007 to the end of August, the Border Patrol recovered 157 bodies in its Tucson Sector, he said.

The total number of bodies found in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 has not been released, and Scioli said the number for the current fiscal year was unavailable.

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