PHOENIX — Arson and homicide detectives are asking the public for help after a man’s body was set on fire in Phoenix.
At about 3 p.m. on December 1, officers in the area of 9th Avenue and Buchannan Street saw smoke from a small fire.
Officers were able to quickly extinguish the fire and discovered it appeared to be a person’s body that had been engulfed in flames.
The person was pronounced dead at the scene and the remains were turned over to the Maricopa County medical examiner for identification.
As of January 11, police are still trying to identify him.
He is described as a Black man, 20-60 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing about 130 pounds.
No further information about the incident or possible suspects has been released.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness (480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish Speakers).