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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Authorities in Tucson have identified human remains found last week and it's now a homicide case.

Pima County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday that the remains are those of Jeffrey Scott Appel, 47.

No other information on Appel has been released yet.

Sheriff's officials said a woman walking her dog last Friday in the area of Ajo Highway and Postvale Road came across the remains.

Homicide investigators said signs of trauma were found on the victim.

Associated Press,

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