A burned SUV in Arizona dessert was found by the Arizona Police with five burned bodies inside its shell that most likely a result og drug cartle violence.
The bodies and vehicle were found in the Vekol Valley, a rugged, mountainous desert area that's a well-known smuggling corridor for drugs and illegal immigrants headed from Mexico to Phoenix and the U.S. interior. The bodies were badly burned that makes the investigators hard to identify the gender and ethnicity.
According to a Border Patrol agent that around 4:30 dawn of Saturday they saw a white Ford Expidition on the highway. The vehicle was disappeared as they keep on tracking down. On that day an agent spotted tracks leading from Interstate 8 into the desert. The vehicle that left the tracks had apparently launched off the highway, going airborne for a short distance before landing in the desert. The tracks continued on for a couple of miles.
The agents saw the smoldering vehicles from the distance using the binoculars. With the help of the extinguishers they able to stop the fire. They found the bodies; one in the rear passenger seat and four lying in the back cargo compartment. Now the investigators are eyeing to determine whether the victims were already dead before the SUV was burned.
Pinal County deputies were involved in more than 350 high-speed pursuits last year, and Sheriff Paul Babeu said most of those involved cartel members. There have been shootings, the bodies of murder victims have been left in the desert and just this week, several loads of drugs were confiscated, he added.