Parts of Phoenix’s South Mountain Park and Preserve are temporarily closed while investigators search for evidence in a murder, police said Sunday.
I mentioned a traveler Find a human skull In the reserve on January 14th.
During a search Saturday, police said investigators found additional human remains and they were turned over to the Maricopa County Forensic Center.
Because of signs of trauma on the skull, police said the death is being investigated as a homicide.
Police said detectives are actively following all leads and working with the county medical examiner’s office to identify the victim.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers).
Last November, CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reported that the remains of 80-year-old Roberta Braden were found in A remote area in the south of the mountain. She has been missing for nearly six months.
According to her websiteSouth Mountain Park and Preserve covers more than 16,000 acres, making it one of the largest city-run parks in the country. Covering three mountain ranges, it has more than 50 miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.