The body of a seven-year-old Indian girl was found in the deserts of Arizona after police conducted a search operation on a tip-off by two female illegals immigrants who were detained by the authorities.
They say the body was discovered on Wednesday morning by Border Patrol agents about 17 miles (27 kilometers) west of Lukeville.
Officials came in contact with two women from India who said they came to the United States with another woman and two children, but they became separated.
The group was trying to get into the USA after human smugglers dropped them off near the Mexico border, the agency said in a statement on Thursday.
"Agents took the two women into custody and began searching the area north of the global border in remote terrain seven miles west of Quitobaquito Springs", the agency said in a statement cited by the U.S. media.
This map shows the area in Quitobaquito Springs where the remains of a 7-year-old Indian national were recovered.
Another young child and an adult woman are still missing, though agents said they spotted footprints and believe the two may have headed back to Mexico. It is about 17 miles west of where she, and four other illegal immigrants, crossed into the USA with the help of human smugglers.
Customs and Border Protection, the agency that oversees the border, said temperatures on Wednesday reached 108 degrees in the remote desert region where the group was dropped off. "Within hours, they discovered the little girl's remains".
Customs and Border Protection agents along with Mexican authorities are searching both sides of the border for anyone associated with the group.
Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News.