Murdered Woman Found Burning in Joshua Tree http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-murdered-woman-jushua-tree,0,6231035.story Vital Stats: Hispanic Female Age: Not Indicated Height: 5'1" Weight: 145 Hair: Dark and Wavy Clothing: Dark Blue 'Wilson' brand athletic pants(size medium) and a matching jacket, black ribbed tank top, a blue denim baseball hat, and red and gold stud earrings JOSHUA TREE-- Authorities are trying to identify a woman who was murdered and dumped off a desert highway, then set on fire. On Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 5:54 a.m., a driver in the area of Highway 62 and Hollinger Road reported a fire south of the roadway and what appeared to be a burning body, according to Sheriff-Coroner Rod Hoops of the San Bernardino Co. Sheriff's Dept. When the fire was extinguished, deputies and fire personnel found a body. Investigators believe the victim was murdered elsewhere and then transported to the location and set on fire. She may not be from the local area and is possibly from a surrounding county or Arizona, according to Hoops. The body was found approximately 100 yards from the highway and less than a half mile from the California Highway Patrol Office. The vicitm is believed to have been a Hispanic woman about 5 feet 1 inch tall weighing 145 pounds. She had dark wavy hair and was wearing dark blue 'Wilson' brand athletic pants(size medium) and a matching jacket. She was also wearing a black ribbed tank top, a blue denim baseball hat, and red and gold stud earrings. Authorities believe she may have been a missing person and are strongly encouraging people to contact local authorities if someone in their family is missing. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at (909)387-3589.