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More migrant deaths recorded amid record heat along Arizona border

Migrant Border Deaths
Posted at 3:07 PM, Jul 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-12 18:09:49-04

PHOENIX — The bodies of an unusually large number of migrants who died in Arizona’s borderlands are being recovered this summer amid record temperatures that are regularly soaring above 110 degrees Fahrenheit in the state’s sun-scorched desert and rugged mountains.

The nonprofit Humane Borders maps the discoveries with data from the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson.

It says 43 sets of remains were found last month — the hottest June on record for Phoenix.

A group spokesman says not all died in June, but at least 16 had been dead for a day and another 13 under a week.