The Pima County Sheriff's Department has released the identity of the body found last week near Ryan Airfield.
According to a news release, Jeffrey Scott Appel's body showed obvious signs of trauma.
Appel was born Aug. 6, 1965. It is not known when Appel died.
The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's Homicide Unit.
Appel's body was discovered Friday near the scene of a small-plane accident in the area of Ajo Highway and South Postvale Road by a woman who was walking her dog.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
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