MCSO: Woman found dead in Surprise desert was a transient

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman found dead in the desert near El Mirage and Bell Road was a transient.

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies say they're waiting for the county Medical Examiner's Office to complete an autopsy before identifying the victim, who reportedly was in her 60s.

The body was discovered Monday.

Sheriff's officials say investigators don't believe the death was connected to any criminal activity.

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