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No connection between 2 found dead in Papago Park, no foul play suspected in drowning

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Posted at 11:25 AM, May 24, 2021

PHOENIX — Police say there is no connection between two bodies found less than a mile from each other on Sunday at Papago Park in Phoenix.

Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said Monday that the body of a man found in a pond at the south end of the park is being reported as a drowning, and no foul play is suspected.

Officers were called around 8 a.m. for an unknown issue at the popular hiking park.

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When police arrived, they met up with the caller who directed them to a body on one of the trails.

Fortune says that body showed signs of blunt force trauma.

The victim's identity has not yet been released.