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Arrest made in connection to human remains on Pima Canyon Trail

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jan 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-04 11:19:51-05

Pima County Sheriff Deputies say a man has been arrested in connection to the Pima Canyon Trail death investigation, where human remains were eaten by mountain lions.

The Pima County Sheriff's Department says on January 3 around 8 p.m., 21-year-old Daylan Jacob Thorton was arrested for auto theft.

The vehicle involved belonged to Steven Mark Brashear, an Oklahoma man last seen near the Tucson Mall in early December.

Oro Valley Police have been searching for Brashear.

Thorton has been identified as a person of interest in the investigation into the remains that were found earlier this week, according to PCSD.

At this time, the remains have not been identified.

RELATED: Autopsy performed on human remains found at Pima Canyon Trail

The Sheriff's Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.