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PHOENIX -- Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains in the desert near Apache Lake.

Phoenix TV station KTVK reports that three men who went target shooting Sunday found the remains in a large plastic container.

They say the container was taped shut and stashed deep inside a bush.

When the men opened the container, they were shocked to discover the skeletal remains and clothing of what they say appears to be a young girl.

The men immediately notified the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the scene and confirmed Monday that it's being investigated as a homicide.

They say the county medical examiner will try to identify the remains.

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Information from: KTVK-TV

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