Mohave County officials trying to ID burned body found by I-40

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KINGMAN, Ariz. -- The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is asking for information from the public to help identify a man whose burned body was found next to Interstate 40 east of Kingman.

Deputies responded to a report of a person on fire Monday morning and found a body lying facedown in the dirt on the south side of I-40 at DW Ranch Road, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Trish Carter.

A gas can was found at the scene.

Carter said the victim is an African American male in his mid-20s to mid-30s, between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, 190 to 210 pounds, with short black hair, a short pencil beard and mustache. The pencil beard starts at his sideburns and runs down to his chin. The victim's left upper chest had a large cross tattoo with "the truth hurts" written below it.

The victim was wearing a large stud earring in his left ear, a blue denim long-sleeve shirt with a large design on the back, black pants and black shiny dress shoes with laces.

Autopsy results are pending and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of the victim or information regarding the homicide is asked to contact the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office at 928-753-0753 or Silent Witness at 928-753-1234.