Bodies of 3 illegal crossers found in S. Ariz. desert

2012-06-25T13:39:00Z 2012-06-25T13:53:50Z Bodies of 3 illegal crossers found in S. Ariz. desertThe Associated Press The Associated Press
June 25, 2012 1:39 pm  • 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Border Patrol agents say the bodies of three suspected illegal immigrants have been recovered in southern Arizona.

Authorities say the three likely died from exposure to the triple-digit desert temperatures.

Agents say the three victims were found in separate incidents Saturday.

Casa Grande Station agents working near Sells located a pregnant female sitting with her deceased husband. The Guatemalan couple had crossed the border two days earlier and had been abandoned by their smuggler when the husband collapsed.

Later in the day, agents from the Tucson Sector located the remains of a man near Queens Well who appeared to be in his 70s.

Ajo Station agents on Saturday night located another deceased man northwest of Lukeville. The man in his 30s was naked in an apparent attempt to cool down.�

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