Investigators need public's help identifying body found in deser - Tucson News Now

Investigators need public's help identifying body found in desert

Tattoo on body of woman.  (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Tattoo on body of woman. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Pendent found with the body (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) Pendent found with the body (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Police investigate shooting on southwest side of Tucson

    Police investigate shooting on southwest side of Tucson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:55:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Police responded to a report of a shooting at Cabo del Sol apartments on the southwest side Saturday night, according to a spokesman for Tucson Police Department. The complex is located near W. Drexel Road and S. Midvale Park Road.

    Police responded to a report of a shooting at Cabo del Sol apartments on the southwest side Saturday night, according to a spokesman for Tucson Police Department. The complex is located near W. Drexel Road and S. Midvale Park Road.

  • WATCH: Rare corpse flower blooming at Tucson Botanical Gardens

    WATCH: Rare corpse flower blooming at Tucson Botanical Gardens

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:11:50 GMT
    (Source: Tucson Botanical Gardens)(Source: Tucson Botanical Gardens)

    The Tucson Botanical Gardens, for the first time ever, will have a corpse flower bloom on property. 

    The Tucson Botanical Gardens, for the first time ever, will have a corpse flower bloom on property. 

  • Police arrest armed robbery suspect in midtown Tucson

    Police arrest armed robbery suspect in midtown Tucson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:16:16 GMT

    Officers responded to a gas station in midtown Tucson for a report of an armed robbery Saturday night. Police found the suspect shortly after arriving at the Circle K near Prince Road and Oracle Road, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for Tucson Police Department.

    Officers responded to a gas station in midtown Tucson for a report of an armed robbery Saturday night. Police found the suspect shortly after arriving at the Circle K near Prince Road and Oracle Road, according to Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for Tucson Police Department.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Investigators need the public's help identifying a woman found dead in Avra Valley last week.

That's why they've released two photos associated with the woman that may help somebody come forward and identify her.

Because the body was so badly decomposed, all authorities know for sure is she was an adult female with brown hair. She was relatively small, officials say, and was likely Caucasian based on her light complexion.

It's still unclear how old the woman was or how she died; however, officials say she was probably in the desert four to seven days before a passerby noticed something unusual near the intersection of Trico Road and Avra Valley Road last Friday. 

We're told that passerby got out of her car and walked in the direction of what she saw.  As she got closer, it became increasingly evident she was looking at a human body – so she immediately called 911.

Authorities won't tell us the exact circumstances or how the body was situated when it was found.  What they will say is the victim didn't end up in this position by herself.  And because of that  -- her death is considered extremely suspicious, to say the least.

"I don't want to give too many details about how her body was found, but the circumstances surrounding where her body was and how it was placed lead us to believe that somebody else was involved in her death," says Pima County Sheriff's Lt. David Theel. " But what actually caused her death we don't know."

In an effort to identify the victim, Pima County Sheriff's officials have released two photos: one is an anchor pendant, which was worn around the woman's neck, the other a butterfly tattoo, located slightly below the woman's left collarbone. 

"We haven't been able to identify her yet," Theel says.  "And we're hoping by sharing this information there might be somebody that recognizes this tattoo which was near her left clavicle, her collarbone…or this pendant that might be able to give us some information on who the victim is."

If you have any information about these images or anything unusual that may have happened in Avra Valley over the last two weeks, call 911, 88-CRIME or the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Woman loses home at auction to former attorney

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:11:04 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:23:15 GMT
    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney. (Source: KPLR/CNN)

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

    Sawyers watched her Florissant, MO, home go to auction Thursday. The highest bidder was her former attorney.

  • Search ongoing for suspected gunman after 4 killed in mass shooting at Waffle House

    Search ongoing for suspected gunman after 4 killed in mass shooting at Waffle House

    Sunday, April 22 2018 5:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 09:55:32 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:34 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:34:19 GMT
    Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Police)Travis Reinking, 29, is wanted in connection with the mass shooting. (Source: Metro Police)

    Four people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday. The suspect is still on the run.

    Four people were killed and four others injured in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Antioch early Sunday. The suspect is still on the run.

  • 4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-04-22 23:27:27 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

Powered by Frankly