Body found on I-17 near Camp Verde

CAMP VERDE – A body was found on the shoulder of I-17 northbound near Camp Verde Sunday morning, July 31, according to the Department of Public Safety.

It was spotted at about 5:40 a.m. at milepost 287.

DPS said the victim was involved in a hit-and run crash, and later found the vehicle involved, a yellow semi tractor-trailer rig, parked by the McGuireville rest area.

Detectives are working on identifying the victim and preparing criminal charges against the driver, whose identity they have not released.