With temperatures already starting to climb above 100 degrees, county Coroner's Office officials reported this morning they are starting to see more people perish as they try to cross into the country illegally.
Two more bodies were found locally between Friday and Sunday in the desert, as was a human skull and jawbone.
The first body was spotted by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Palm Canyon area east of Interstate 8 near In-Ko-Pah.
While the body was found about 5:30 p.m. Friday, it was not moved during the weekend. Sheriff's Sgt. Rick Macken, county chief deputy coroner, said he was going to fly in a Border Patrol helicopter this morning to recover the body.
He said the body was thought to be that of an undocumented immigrant because of the area in which it was found.