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    Since 2001, more than 2,035 bodies of illegal border crossers have been discovered in the desert south of Tucson. The highest toll comes during s… Read More
    Since 2001, more than 2,035 bodies of illegal border crossers have been discovered in the desert south of Tucson. The highest toll comes during summer, when temperatures soar past 120 degrees and as many as 60 bodies a month are pulled from the sagebrush and sand. Some remains have been there for just days; others are scattered skeletons. Often, the only items found are those they carried in their pockets. Pima County Medical Examiner’s office and others rummage through the possessions to try to match the dead with 1,300 missing persons reports that arrive from across Central America and Mexico through local consulate offices, from families and human rights groups. Read Less
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