ALPINE (CBS 8) - A woman's charred body found on the side of an Alpine road over the weekend has been identified.
Authorities are now investigating the case as a homicide, and the victim has been identified as 35-year-old Kimberly Hayes of Lakeside. Her body was reportedly set on fire and dumped on a dirt road near Alpine Sunday, March 9.
The Medical Examiner's office has reported finding evidence of foul play. At this time, there is no word on a suspect.
A Sweetwater Authority employee made the discovery off the 17500 block of Sequan Truck Trail near Japatul Road. He called the sheriff's department shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, according to sheriff's homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio. Deputies arrived to find the body still smoldering in the roadway.