Officers Identify Burned Body

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A body found in the back of a burning SUV two weeks ago has been identified.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office has not released the man’s name, however, because officers have not notified his family.

Police have said that the man was not a local resident. The body was found badly charred in an SUV off Forest Road 177, south of Payson April 28. Identification was made through dental records.

The cause of death is still under investigation, read Tuesday’s Roundup for more information.

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