Human remains found near Utah-Arizona border identified


MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. (News4Utah) – UPDATE:  On Thursday, November 1, one set of human remains found in the Arizona Strip area was positively identified as Susan McFalls, 63, of Littlefield, Arizona. 

Medical examiners were able to make a positive identification by comparing medical records and a medical device found along with the remains. 

The second body has not yet been identified. Both bodies were transported to the FBI Crime Lab for further examination. 

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Detectives,  the FBI are investigating after two sets of human remains were found near the Virgin River Gorge Monday.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona said the remains were found in the desert near the Virgin River Gorge in the Arizona Strip area.

On Monday, dispatch received a call about the remains and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded to the area.

With the help of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Evidence Response Team, an investigation of the area has been conducted over the last four days.

All evidence found was sent to the FBI Crime Lab for examination to determine the identities of the remains.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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