Jun 28, 2014 12:46 AM by Stefanie Boe

Body found in the desert identified as teen girl

PIMA COUNTY - Investigators have identified a body found in the desert earlier this month as a teen girl from Tucson.

13-year-old Maribel Victoria Gonzales was last seen June 3. Her family reported her missing on June 4. Her body was found June 6 in the desert area near Trico Road and Avra Valley Road.

The Sheriff's Department Homicide Unit continues to investigate this incident and her death is still considered suspicious. The cause of death is pending the completion of a forensic examination.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.

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