Body parts found along train tracks in Vail

Posted at 5:41 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 08:35:59-05

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are investigating body parts found along train tracks in Vail.

According to deputy Cody Gress, a conductor on an Amtrak train heading westbound near Colossal Cave Road hit the brakes when he saw what he thought was a pig on the railway.

The train came to a stop without hitting the carcass, which turned out to be part of a human body. Detectives searched the area and found body parts strewn along the eastbound tracks.

The working assumption is that another train hit a body somewhere down the track. Detectives continue to investigate.