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Immigration

Border encounters surge, as migrants make repeated crossing attempts

The number of migrants stopped at the Southwest border continued to surge last month, to the highest level for June in at least 20 years, but officials caution that those numbers could have been inflated by repeat attempts by the same people. Customs and Border Protection reported 188,829 “encounters” at the border for June, a 5% increase

Legal Beat

YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

As the investigation continues in the recovery of human remains and arrest of suspect Walter Mitchell, detectives are seeking additional information from the public. Detectives are hoping to locate what is commonly known as a ‘chest freezer’ owned by Mitchell and then sold in Chino Valley sometime between mid-November and December 19, 2020. The freezer

Legal Beat

YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

Yesterday afternoon, December 26, 2020, deputies were notified about possible found human remains in a remote area off Contreras Road, North of Iron Springs Road (County Road 10), outside of Prescott, Arizona. Detectives, in conjunction with Yavapai County Medical Examiner investigators, confirmed they were human. The area was secured as the investigation continued until dark

State

Report: Migrant deaths in the desert have reached seven-year high

Remains of 181 migrants were found in the Arizona desert through the end of September, 37 more than in all of last year and the most since 2013, according to the group Humane Borders. The rise in migrant deaths comes during a year of intense heat and little precipitation for Arizona – but also at

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