Arpaio says crosses to be put where bodies found


Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies will begin erecting white wooden crosses to mark the final resting places of immigrants who die after crossing the border into the U.S. from Mexico, the Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.

The crosses aren’t mere memorials, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said as he stood in front of several perched in a patch of desert in Laveen.

Arpaio said the crosses bear a number that, when given to 911 operators by a person seeking help, will be used to identify his or her location.