Sheriff’s deputies in Arizona arrested a person on Friday as a “individual of curiosity” in reference to final week’s discovery of human stays that had been discovered as mountain lions had been feasting on them.
Dylan Jacob Thornton, 21, was arrested Friday round eight p.m. for auto theft, the Pima County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in a news release.
The stolen car belonged to Steven Mark Brashear, who was reported lacking final month, the sheriff’s division mentioned.
On Tuesday, human stays had been present in Pima Canyon within the Coronado Nationwide Forest exterior Tucson. Three mountain lions had been discovered feeding on the stays however officers mentioned they did not imagine the animals killed the individual.
Arizona Recreation and Fish Division officers killed the mountain lions after they had been decided to be a hazard to the general public as a result of they confirmed no worry of officers making an attempt to take away the stays.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned Thornton was a “individual of curiosity” within the investigation of the stays, which haven’t but been positively recognized.
It wasn’t instantly clear whether or not Thornton had an lawyer who may touch upon his behalf.
An investigation was ongoing.