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:
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.