Human remains found along Arizona Trail east of Tucson

Arizona Republic (August 24, 2020) by Salma Reyes

Pima County officials discovered the body of a dead man along the Arizona Trail on Monday.

The body was discovered near Redington Road just before noon by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department helicopter crew while conducting a routine training flight, according to a release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

The remains, recovered by search and rescue deputies, have yet to be identified. However, they appear to match the description of an unidentified male who was reported to be around the area on Sunday, according to officials.

On Sunday, deputies received a report of an unidentified man around the same area who had asked another hiker for water. After providing the man with water, the hiker called the department. Deputies and a park ranger reported to the area to look for the man but were unable to find him.

The hiker had not previously requested assistance nor indicated signs of distress, according to the sheriff’s department.