MCSO: Human skeleton found along I-8, no foul play suspected

YUMA, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says no foul play is suspected in the case of a dead body found along Interstate 8 Monday.

According to MCSO, officials began searching the area near milepost 97 east of Yuma after reports of a dead body. They found fully clothed skeletal remains a few hours later.

Reports of the dead body came in after the Mexican Consulate provided MCSO with information that someone reported a body in the desert.

Investigators believe that the person had been traveling across the border with a relative and died from exhaustion.

MCSO said that since Sheriff Joe Arpaio's orders last year, they have been putting crosses up at locations where bodies have been found to help mark the spot and aid in recovery.

No other information about the body is known.

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