Prospectors discover body near Bagdad

BAGDAD – The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office wants the public's help in identifying the body of a man that two rock prospectors discovered Saturday north of Highway 93 near Bagdad.

YCSO deputies and the department's Criminal Investigations Bureau reported that the decomposed body appears to be that of a man between 40 and 50 years old. He has gray and dark brown hair, is approximately 6-feet tall and weighs between 160 and 170 pounds. The body reportedly appears to have been at the location between three and four weeks.

YCSO investigators are handling the case as a homicide.

Anyone with information on the case may contact YCSO detectives Frank Barbaro or Luis Huante at 771-3278 or Yavapai Silent Witness at 800-932-3232.