Police: Body found in desert identified as 13-year-old Maribel Victoria Gonzales of Tucson

Officials have identified a body found earlier this month as a 13-year-old missing from Tucson.

Pima County Sheriff's Department Chief Chris Nanos said the body of Maribel Victoria Gonzales, of Tucson, was found June 6 near Trico Road and Avra Valley Road.

Nanos said Gonzales was last seen by her family around 8 p.m. on June 3. She was reported as a runaway to another law enforcement agency the following day, according to a release.

The Sheriff's Department said her death is still considered "suspicious." The cause of death is pending the completion of a forensic examination.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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