Recovery of a body

Law enforcement illuminates the area during recovery of a body near the I-10 overpass in Willcox last Tuesday.

WILLCOX — A deceased individual was discovered near an Interstate 10 overpass Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24.

According to an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper, the body of the individual was found by a tow truck driver at 4 p.m. that day.

The driver was walking in the area near the overpass near milepost 340, searching for a tire, and immediately called 9-1-1 upon discovering the body.

DPS was on the scene as of 7:50 p.m. Tuesday and was waiting for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to arrive and take over the investigation. According to the reporting officer, the deceased individual had been in the area for quite some time and the body was somewhat decomposed.

The individual’s identity remained unknown and investigation into the incident continues.

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