5 body remains found near Ajo | Crime
The following is a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
On June 29, Ajo Station agents discovered the remains of two adult males northeast of Lukeville. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Deportment.
On June 29, agents working near the Papago Forward Operating Base discovered the remains of two adult males. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Deportment.
On June 29, Ajo Station agents discovered the remains of an adult female northeast of Lukeville. The scene was turned over to the Tohono O’odham Police Deportment.
On June 29, agents rescued an illegal immigrant in the West Desert after receiving an alert from a rescue beacon. The subject was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.
The Tucson Sector has more than 200 agents trained as emergency medical technicians and more than 3,700 agents capable of treating illegal aliens and others requiring immediate medical attention. Smugglers create challenges for Border Patrol agents by continuing to put lives in danger. They lead victims through harsh desert terrain, often abandoning them when they are physically unable to continue. As temperatures rise, crossing the Sonoran Desert becomes even more hazardous. In addition, those who cross illegally face legal and administrative consequences.
Since launching the Southwest Border Initiative in March 2009, the Department of Homeland Security has made significant investments towards establishing a secure and safe border environment and improving the quality of life throughout Arizona communities.
The Border Patrol appreciates assistance from the community. Suspicious activity can be reported by calling toll free 1-877-872-7435. All calls will be answered and will remain anonymous.