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Feb 12, 2013 3:15 PM by Leasa Conze

Remains found near Ryan Field identified

TUCSON - Remains found Friday by a woman walking with her dog and children west of Tucson have been identified.

Investigators with the Pima County Sheriff's Department say the body was that of Jeffrey Scott Appel, born in August of 1965.

They also say obvious signs of trauma were found on the victim, whose body had been in the desert for some time.

The woman approached deputies to report the body while they were in the area investigating a small plane crash about a mile and a half away, near Ryan Field.

When deputies intially examined the remains, they couldn't tell much about the body, except that it looked like it had been there, covered with a blanket, for some time.

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