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Border Patrol rescues 15 illegal border crossers

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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 6:18 am | Updated: 8:59 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

TUCSON - U.S. Border Patrol agents have been busy rescuing illegal border crossers after they've become severely dehydrated while trying to cross the harsh Arizona desert.

Since Monday, the Border Patrol says it has rescued 15 migrants.

Agents have also recovered the skeletal remains of a woman about four miles west of the village of Vamori, about 10 miles north of the Mexican border and south of Sells on the Tohono O'odham Nation, agent Michael Scioli said.

The woman was found buried under a blanket and a pile of rocks and did not have identification. Determination of her gender was based on undergarments found with the remains, Scioli said.

The skeletal remains found Monday bring to at least 32 the number of suspected illegal entrants found dead in southern Arizona's desert since Oct. 1, the beginning of the federal fiscal year, according to Border Patrol and Tucson Citizen records.

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