Mohave County Sheriff's authorities are trying to determine the identity of a man who was set on fire Monday morning.
His body was found on the south side of Interstate 40 at DW Ranch Road just after 7 a.m. Deputies said they found him lying face down in the dirt with a gas can located nearby.
The man is described is black and in his mid-20s to mid-30s. He is about 5'9" to 6' tall and weighs about 190 to 210 pounds. The victim's left upper chest has a large cross tattoo and below the tattoo there are words that read "the truth hurts."
The homicide victim was wearing a large stud earring in his left ear. He has black short hair and a short pencil beard and mustache. The pencil beard starts at his sideburns and runs down to his chin.
The man was wearing a blue denim long-sleeved 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.
People with information about his identity are asked to contact Detective Stout at Mohave County Sheriff's Office at 928-753-0753 or Silent Witness at 928-753-1234.
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