Arrest made after mountain lions found eating human remains on Arizona trail

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Three Mountain Lions Killed after human remains were found in Pima County.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle belonging to a missing Oklahoma man and the arrested man is a “person of interest” in connection with human remains found along an Arizona hiking trail, authorities said. 

Daylan Jacob Thornton, 21, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of auto theft involving a vehicle belonging to Steven Mark Brashear,  the Pima County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

Steven Mark Brashear (missing person) and Daylan Thornton (person of interest) in case of human remains found on an Arizona Trail. Three Mountain Lions were killed for scavenging human remains from the trail; it is unknown whether or not the remains were the body of Brashear.

The identity of the person whose remains were found Tuesday in Pima Canyon in the Coronado National Forest outside Tucson hasn’t been established, the department said. An autopsy didn’t immediately establish a cause of death. Brashear was reported missing to Oro Valley Police in December, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV reports. Check Source here: Additional Background Here: