Decapitated body found along Tucson road

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide after a decapitated body was found on the side of a road in Avra Valley Friday.

A work crew cutting grass along west mile wide road at north reservation road found the body of an adult man with his head missing.

The sheriff's department says there are other signs of trauma, but won't specify yet.

They estimate the victim had been there less than 24 hours.

"The body did have a decapitated head and the head was not located with the body. In fact, the homicide detectives never did find the head of the victim," said Deputy Dawn Barkman from the Pima County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives are asking anyone who knows about any suspicious activity in the area over the last 24 hours to call 911 or 88-CRIME.