5 People Found Dead in Burning AZ SUV

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    Five bodies – burned beyond recognition – were found inside the shell of a charred sports utility vehicle in the Arizona desert over the weekend.

    FOX News Radio’s Sal Giangrasso reports:

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    Police say the case is probably connected to drug cartel violence in a part of Arizona only 70 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

    (Babeu) “It’s likely one of three scenarios: Either these people were killed and transported out there to torch the vehicle to try to destroy evidence; or they were transported out there alive, and then murdered and put in the vehicle; or they were burnt alive.

    …Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.  The case started early Saturday, when a white Ford Expedition was spotted by a Border Patrol agent, and then disappeared despite efforts by Federal and local authorities to track it down.

    Sal Giangrasso, FOX News Radio.