Human Skeletal Remains Found Near Phoenix Freeway

Arizona Department of Transportation crews checking a drain near a Valley freeway yesterday afternoon made a pretty gruesome discovery: human skeletal remains.

According to the Phoenix Police Department, about 2 p.m. yesterday, ADOT crews were checking a storm drain near the on-ramp to the I-!0 and the Loop-202 just north of Washington Street when they found human skeletal remains.

The drain is about 70 feet underground, and ADOT says it's been several years since it was last checked, so the remains could have been there for quite a while before yesterday's grim discovery.  

The race, sex, or age of the victim are unknown. The cause of death is also yet to be determined.

Anyone with information that could possibly help police identify the body is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department's Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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