Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 9:31 a.m.
A body found burned in the backyard of a Las Vegas home has been identified as 81-year-old Maria Ballesteros, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The body was discovered Tuesday after firefighters responded to a fire at the home in the 1300 block of Seal Beach Drive, near Jones Boulevard and Washington Avenue.
While en route, firefighters were told that a woman was on fire and that the flames had been extinguished, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.
Ballesteros was dead when firefighters arrived. Metro Police are investigating.