Burning body found in Box Elder

PERRY, Utah (AP) — Authorities checking a report of a fire under a northern Utah railroad bridge found the burning body of a middle-aged woman and believe she may have set herself on fire.A Utah Highway Patrol trooper made the discovery Monday evening in Perry.Perry Police Chief Mike Rose said investigators found one set of footprints in the snow along with a cigarette lighter and evidence of a flammable liquid.Rose said the body was too badly burned to be easily identified, but papers and other belongings suggest the person was a middle-aged woman.The state medical examiner’s office planned an autopsy Tuesday.

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