Arizona deputies find empty casket, look for owner
The Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz.- An empty casket with a military seal was discovered in a desert area south of Tucson, and sheriff's deputies were looking for the body.
Forensic investigators took DNA samples, and a nationwide alert was issued in hopes of finding out who was the casket, Barkman said.
Deputies were called to a desert area near Interstate 10 around 5:30 p.m. Saturday after two people playing paintball found the casket, Barkman said. The casket was metallic silver with a U.S. Army insignia on it, she said.
"We have a lot of cemeteries, but it could be from anywhere," Barkman said. "Right now we don't have any concrete information where it came from."
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