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Az migration trends tracked on 'death map' of discovered bodies

It might take a second for the computer to load, but then it’s there: a map of Southern Arizona nearly completely covered with red markers, so dense in some areas that it’s black. Each marker indicates one migrant who died trying to cross the U.S./Mexico border into Arizona.... Read more»

Medical examiner: Eloy immigration detainee committed suicide

An immigrant who died in custody at the Eloy Detention Center last month committed suicide, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner. ... Read more»1

Medical examiner's unique technique helps ID desert dead

Arizona's climate has contributed to high death tolls among border crossers - and the development of a nationally recognized fingerprinting process for identifying those who are found without names. Work at the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner led to breakthroughs in identifying those who die in the desert.... Read more»

After brutal summer heat, border-crosser deaths up in 2013

Following brutal summer heat, deaths of border crossers in Pima County so far this year are up from 2012, the chief medical examiner said.... Read more»

Pima County, Humane Borders mapping migrant deaths

Each year, hundreds of people go missing in the Sonoran Desert and many are never identified. Since 2001, of the nearly 2,100 remains found in the desert, about 700 remain unidentified. A new search tool available to the public will combine data sets to help name the dead. ... Read more»4

May hiker deaths blamed on heat

Southern Arizona's blazing heat last month is blamed for the deaths of two women during separate hiking incidents, the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office said Monday.... Read more»