Joint Investigation Into Discovery of Human Remains Continues Featured

YCSO/Medical Examiner conduct Joint Investigation in the Discovery of Human Remains

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  • YCSO is asking assistance from the public
  • ‘Puppy pads’ found at both sites
  • Were you hunting in the area recently? You might have info that could be of assistance in the investigation
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This is a story that gets stranger and stranger…


Prior media release linked to here –

The investigation into who disposed of human remains at 2 locations outside of Prescott continues today and includes search efforts in the target areas. The Medical Examiner will be conducting a forensic examination of the remains recovered and is working with our detectives to determine their origin and who is responsible for the care and control. Again, evidence recovered at each site indicates the remains are connected and used in medical settings, research, and education.

Detectives are requesting that any hunters who may have game cameras in the Camp Wood area off Williamson Valley, or Contreras Road off Iron Springs Road, check their cameras for suspicious activity over the last few days. If you see anything of concern, please call the Sheriff’s Office immediately.

Also, detectives have found what are commonly known as ‘puppy pads’ at both sites (see photo) along with gauze like material. These pads are also used in hospital settings for patients who are incontinent. We are asking that anyone who finds such items in the vicinity of these locations to call the Sheriff’s Office or Yavapai Silent Witness.


Lastly, if you come across anything suspicious related to this investigation, please attempt to obtain GPS coordinates. This will help expedite a response for our detectives and search crews.

You can reach us at 928-771-3260. Anonymous tips may be provided to Yavapai Silent Witness at 1800-932-3232 or online at

www.yavapaisw.com. A direct to tip Silent Witness leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects, will be eligible for a cash reward.

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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