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Coconino County authorities trying to ID body of dead woman

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 19:34:16-05

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Coconino County Sheriff's officials are trying to identify the body of a woman found north of Flagstaff last week.

They say the dead body was discovered by a person camping last Friday afternoon near Highway 89.

County criminal investigations and the county Medical Examiner's Office were notified and responded to the area.

Investigators worked through the night and into the next day before clearing the scene.

The body was transported Friday the Medical Examiner's Office to Flagstaff.

Sheriff's officials are asking for the public's assistance in the incident.

They say anyone who may have recently seen anything suspicious in the area of Sunset Crater and Wupatki National Monument is asked to contact the sheriff's office.