Woman found dead in Phoenix backyard pool

PHOENIX - A 74-year-old woman found deceased in a pool at a home Thursday had been there for several days, according to Phoenix police officials.

Firefighters and police responded to the home near 18th Street and Thunderbird Road around 2:30 p.m. on Thursday where an adult female was found in the pool.

Phoenix Fire Capt. Benjamin Santillan said the woman had obvious signs of being deceased. It is believed that the woman had been in the pool for several days.

Sgt. Steve Martos, spokesman for Phoenix police, said foul play is not suspected.

Santillan said Phoenix police officers then conducted a search of the house and found an elderly woman who had fallen out of bed and had been lying there for a day.

She was taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

The victim's name has not been released pending notification of next-of-kin.

No other details were released.

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