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Teen boy found dead Saturday near 15th Avenue and Polk Street

Polk Street GSW
Posted at 7:55 AM, Aug 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 10:28:43-04

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating a homicide near 15th Avenue and Van Buren Street

Officials say at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, the Phoenix Police Department was alerted for an "unknown trouble."

When officers arrived at the scene, on Polk Street just east of 15th Avenue, they located a caller who reported seeing a body.

Officers searched and found a man's body with "obvious signs of trauma," according to officials.

On Sunday, police identified the victim as 16-year-old Marco Guerra.

The area is closed for several hours as detectives conduct an investigation.

Anyone with information related to this homicide is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.