GASTONIA, N.C. -- Police have identified a burned body found in a North Carolina state park and are investigating the case as a homicide.

The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday that the York County, S.C., Sheriff's Office said the body spotted Sunday by a horseback rider was that of 30-year-old Randi Dean Saldana of Gastonia.

The body of another Gastonia woman was discovered three weeks ago 16 miles from where Saldana's body was found. Authorities have said 17-year-old Heather Marie Catterton was also a homicide victim, but they won't say if the two cases are related.