Young woman's body found by hunter near New River

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NEW RIVER -- A person on a hunting trip found a body in the desert north of the Valley Friday morning.

The body of a young female was found in a rugged area near Interstate 17 and Table Mesa Road north of New River.

Maricopa County sheriff's deputies say the body is being investigated as just a death and not a homicide at this time.

Investigators tell 3TV the deceased girl was white or a light-skinned Hispanic with black hair. She was wearing a black hoody-type jacket, a blue Ed Hardy shirt, jeans and tennis shoes. Detectives also say the girl had braces on her teeth.

If anyone has any information on this case, you are asked to call (602) 876-1011.