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Skeletal human remains found in Pinal County

Skeletal remains found in a desert area in southern Arizona. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Skeletal remains found in a desert area in southern Arizona. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
FLORENCE, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

Skeletal remains have been found in a desert area near Interstate 8, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

They said a father and son reported finding the remains Wednesday while searching for meteorites.

A sheriff's deputy accompanied them out to the area near I-8 and milepost 156 and found what appeared to be a skull and rib bones.

The deputy also reported finding scattered remnants of pants and a shirt near the bones.

Authorities said the skeletal remains have been sent to the county Medical Examiner's Office for analysis.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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