WILLCOX — Cochise County Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to probe discovery of a dead body found along Interstate 10 here east of Benson.

A tow truck driver on Sept. 24 encountered the remains under an underpass near the westbound lanes of the interstate at milepost 340, said Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves. He said CCSO had assumed investigation.

The tow operator was searching for a tire that had fallen from his truck when he came upon the mostly skeletal remains shortly before 4 p.m., said Graves.

Milepost 340 is located just west of town, authorities said.

Remains had apparently been in the area for quite some time, The Arizona Range News, citing authorities reported.

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