Florida Woman's Body Found On Fire In Woods, Authorities Say

Authorities in Florida say the body of a Bradenton woman was found engulfed in flames. 

Deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a body on fire in a wooded area in Bradenton, around 1:15 a.m. Monday.

Officials determined 50-year-old Veronica Polite was dead when EMS and deputies arrived. 

An autopsy will determine her official cause of death, but for now, authorities are investigating her death as a homicide.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said the call came from a man who was going to visit someone in a homeless camp near where the body was found. 

The man noticed what he thought was a body on fire and called authorities. 

The incident if currently under investigation. 

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