Body of female found in desert

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating a gruesome discovery in the desert.

The body of a female has been found in a desert area south of I-10 near 411th Avenue.

Officials have not identified the woman, or said how she died.

Officers have not said whether this is the body of a missing 15-year-old Buckeye girl. Leah Costa disappeared from her home on Christmas Eve. She was last spotted at a truck stop in that area, near 339th Avenue and I-10.