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Human remains found in Buckeye identified

Posted 1/26/23

Buckeye Police Department have given information on the remains found in Buckeye earlier in Jan.

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Human remains found in Buckeye identified


The remains of a body found in Buckeye earlier this month have been identified.

On Jan. 7, Buckeye Police were alerted of the find near Johnson Road and Southern Avenue by local resident Penny Buffington, who was off-roading in a remote area when she discovered a skull and other bones.

The Buckeye Police Department sent the remains to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office.

On Jan. 25, Buckeye Police Department released the identity of the skeletal remains.

"The remains have been identified as 35-year-old Juan Fierro. Our investigation is ongoing," from the release from BPD.