Police forced to let body burn due to evidence

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No victim information determined

PHOENIX - Maricopa County sheriff's deputies are investigating after a body was found on fire in the desert.

Deputies got a 911 call around 2 a.m. on Sunday and discovered the body near Interstate 10 and Buckeye Road.

They say they had to let it continue to burn because water could destroy evidence.

It is still too early to tell the sex or age of the victim.