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Human remains found on a southside Tucson ranch identified

August 21, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Police have identified human remains found last week on a ranch on Tucson’s south side.

After releasing photos of two identifiable tattoos on the body, police say they identified the man as 29-year-old Romulo Bacarse.

Officers were dispatched to a ranch on South Old Nogales Highway on Aug. 14.

A ranch employee had called 911 saying human remains were found in a large undeveloped desert area of the property.

Investigators with the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office also responded and determined the remains were human and belonged to a man, but they couldn’t immediately identify him.

Detectives discovered several identifiable tattoos on the legs of Bacarse.

It’s still unclear how Bacarse died and how long the body was on the property.

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