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Authorities identify body found in desert as Tucson girl, 13

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(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
(Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)
Authorities identified the 13-year-old in part because of her tattoo. Authorities identified the 13-year-old in part because of her tattoo.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating the suspicious death of a 13-year-old girl found in the desert.

Authorities identified the girl as Maribel Victoria Gonzales, whose body was located near Trico and Avra Valley roads on June 6.

Sheriff's deputies said Gonzales' family last saw her on June 3 and reported her as a runaway.

The cause of death is pending a forensic examination.

Anyone with information is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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