MCSO: Human bones found in Surprise, investigation ongoing

Posted at 8:35 PM, Dec 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-28 13:19:20-05

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating human bones found in the northwest Valley.

An MCSO spokesperson said they received reports Tuesday evening after the remains were found in Surprise near El Mirage Road and Grovers Avenue. The bones were reportedly located by a hiker in the Agua Fria River bottom.

Initial scene examination does not show signs of foul play in the person's death, but the bones appear to have been washed down the river bottom from another location.

Officials are working to identify the bones and learn whether the person was a man or woman.

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