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Border Patrol wrapup

Human remains found in desert

A summary of Border Patrol activities in the Tucson Sector since Friday, provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Rescues and recoveries

Ajo Station agents and a Border Patrol Search, Trauma and Rescue team responded to a call Friday from a group of five illegal immigrants who needed medical assistance in the West Desert. With the help of Office of Air and Marine helicopters, agents located the group and found an unconscious female. The woman was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The others were taken to the Ajo Station for processing.

A BORSTAR team and Office of Air and Marine helicopter crew responded Saturday to a report of two people in distress near Lukeville. After locating and evaluating the men, both from Sinaloa, Mexico, and in the country illegally, emergency medical technicians transported them to a local hospital to be treated for dehydration.

Also on Saturday, Ajo Station agents received an emergency call from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department about a person in distress in the West Desert. Agents found a 24-year-old man from Sonora, Mexico, who was in the country illegally. The man declined treatment and was taken to the Ajo Station for processing.

Ajo Station agents discovered human remains Monday in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department took over the investigation.

An Office of Air and Marine air crew notified Casa Grande Station agents of skeletal remains spotted in the West Desert on Monday. The investigation was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Department.

In a separate incident on Monday, Casa Grande Station agents discovered human remains the West Desert in an advanced state of decomposition. The scene was turned over to TOPD.

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