Hikers find man's body on North Mountain, officials say

Posted at 8:04 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 01:32:57-04

Phoenix Police homicide detectives are trying to figure out what happened to man whose body was found near a hiking trail on Peoria and 7th Avenues Tuesday evening.

A group of hikers called 911 around 7:30 p.m. and reported that they found a man face-down and bleeding from the head.

Fire department officials said this death was likely not heat-related, but it appears that it may have been a suicide. Phoenix Police are treating the death as a homicide until they have proven otherwise.

Phoenix police said there was no destress call or 911 call made from the man before his body was discovered.

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