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Vehicle Rollover Injures Several Illegal Immigrants
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   On Sunday June 20, 2004, at approximately 3:56 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one-vehicle accident on Davis Road approximate milepost 5. The call was received from a passing motorist who advised that the vehicle came westbound around the curve at a high rate of speed before going off the south side of the roadway and overturning at least one time. The caller advised that at least ten people got out of the truck and fled the area on foot.
   Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area and located an older model white Fort pickup truck with a camper shell that was upside down off the roadway without any occupants in or near the vehicle. Sheriff’s Deputies and Border Patrol agents remained in the area searching the brush in an attempt to locate any potentially injured subjects, without success.
   At approximately 6:44 p.m. a citizen living in the area near milepost 3 on Davis Road, off of Wild West Road, advised that several subjects were on his property and appeared to be injured. Sheriff’s Deputies along with U.S. Border Patrol agents and medical personal responded and located five injured subjects, one female and four males. All of the subjects were illegal immigrants, most of whom were in their twenties. Two of the males were taken to Copper Queen Hospital with minor injuries, one male and one female were taken to Sierra Vista Regional Health Care Center with minor injuries, and the last male subject was airlifted to a Tucson hospital for treatment of more serious injuries. The injured subjects confirmed that the vehicle was traveling westbound on Davis Road when it skidded off the south side of the roadway before turning over and causing all ten occupants to flee the area.
   The accident investigation  is being continued by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and anyone with any additional information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 432-9500. All information received will remain confidential.
Body Found East of Bisbee Near Douglas
   On Thursday, June 17, 2004, at approximately 2.40 p.m., the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of a dead body in a desert area ten miles east of Bisbee off  Highway 80. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and discovered the body of a male subject approximately 1.5 miles south of the roadway.
  The initial investigation possibly links the body recovery to a missing person report that was taken by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 15, 2004. The missing person report was for a 16-year-old male juvenile residing in Pirtleville outside  Douglas, who was last seen by family members in the morning hours of Saturday, June 12, 2004. The juvenile was reportedly en route to Tucson to meet with family members and he failed to arrive or call.
  The clothing and personal description for the missing person and the found body are similar, leading investigators to believe that this is the same subject; however, positive identification is pending comparison of dental records by the medical examiner’s office.
There is no indication of foul play at this time. The investigation is being continued by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office until the autopsy is completed with cause of death being cited.
 Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Illegal Immigrants Reported Being Beaten and Robbed
   On Sunday, June 20, 2004, at approximately 12:30 a.m. U.S. Border Patrol agents advised the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office to report an assault on two illegal immigrants in the Naco/Bisbee area. Border Patrol agents advised that they observed a man and woman walking on Highway 92 near milepost 348 who appeared to be illegal immigrants. Upon making contact with the subjects, they observed the male subject. Bisbee Fire Department arrived on the scene and transported the male subject to the hospital for continued medical treatment. The victim was treated for several head/face lacerations and a broken kneecap and hip while at the Copper Queen Hospital
   The woman identified as a 25-year-old from Teautepec Morelos, Mexico advised that she and her 32-year-old husband also from the same town were in Naco, Arizona, after crossing the border illegally.
  The woman advised that she and her husband both got into the vehicle that already had several other subjects inside and they began traveling north out of Naco. The woman advised that a short distance out of Naco several of the others in the vehicle, all men, began demanding money from her and her husband. The woman advised that the vehicle came to stop a short while later and both of them were told to get out of the car. Once they were outside the vehicle, the woman advised that her husband appeared to have been beaten in the head and face area and six of the men got out of the car and began kicking him in the head and body. The men then left the area in the vehicle heading westbound after getting approximately 500 pesos from the man.
  The woman was released to U.S. Border Patrol and was returned to Mexico, the man was also released back to Mexico where he remains in a hospital for continued medical care. The investigation is being continued by the Cochise Sheriff’s Office. Anyone with additional information about this incident is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office,  at 432-9500. All information received will remain confidential.
Thursday,July 15, 2004
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