PD: Dead body found behind auto shop in north Phoenix

PHOENIX - Police have identified a man whose body was found in Phoenix Saturday morning.

According to Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump, officers responded to unknown trouble near 19th and Northern avenues just before 4:30 a.m.

When officers arrived on the scene they found an adult male behind an Auto Zone store with obvious signs of trauma.

The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Michael J. Ribar.

Officials are investigating the case as a homicide.

Crump said there is no suspect or motive information available.


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