Body found in desert near Gila Bend

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

GILA BEND, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the discovery of the body of an unidentified male in the central Arizona desert.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Saturday that deputies responded earlier in the week to a call about a nude body.

Arpaio says the body is described as Hispanic and was found in a known drug trafficking corridor off of Interstate 8 near Gila Bend.

He says the man's death is likely related to the high summer temperatures.

He says the location's GPS coordinates will be marked so the Sheriff's emergency dispatch can use them in future search and rescue operations.

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