Cochise deputies find body inside burned house - Tucson News Now

Cochise deputies find body inside burned house

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BISBEE, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A body was found inside a burned home Saturday and sent to the Pima County Medical Examiner's Office for investigation, Cochise County Sheriff's spokesperson Carol Capas told Tucson News Now.

A caller reported the burned house in the 1000 Block of Hidden Valley Ranch Road to deputies around 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Capas said.

"The caller advised that he was a neighbor," Capas said. "As he was passing by the residence, he noticed it was burned down. He was not sure if the homeowner was inside or not."

He told deputies the fire could have happened anytime between Wednesday and Saturday.

Deputies found skeletal remains in the debris, Capas said.

The Sierra Vista Fire Department Fire Marshal was contacted to conduct the fire investigation.

The sheriff's office will continue its investigation, Capas said.

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