A body of a female was found Friday afternoon in the desert in Avra Valley.

Deputies responded to a suspicious activity call on North Trico Road, about a half mile south of West Avra Valley Road at 12:40 p.m., said Chief Deputy Chris Nanos of the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

When deputies arrived, they were directed to the decomposing body, which was on the east side of the road, said Nanos.

Homicide detectives responded and determined the body was a female. Detectives were unable to determine the identity or ethnicity, Nanos said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.