Washington County detectives are awaiting positive identification of a woman whose body was found in a burned-out van near a southern Utah mesa.

Detective Sgt. Pete Kuhlmann said an autopsy was performed Thursday but that he was not prepared to release the results until he obtained the formal report from the state medical examiner.He declined to say whether the woman was slain.

The Ford Arrowstar van was found Tuesday near Smith's Mesa in the Corral Canyon area, about 30 miles east of St. George.

Police say the woman may be a missing woman out of Henderson, Nev.