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Police asking for details after Glendale body found in canal deemed a homicide

Body Found 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road
Posted at 9:02 AM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-08 18:25:51-05

GLENDALE, AZ — Police are asking for the public's help after a body that was pulled from a Glendale canal Monday was determined to be a homicide.

Just before 7:30 a.m. Monday, police were called to the area near 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road for reports of a person in the water.

When they arrived they located a person, later identified by police as 27-year-old Grayson Hancotte, who was dead in the canal and they were able to pull the body out of the water.

Detectives determined that Hancotte died as a result of a homicide. Details surrounding how Hancotte died were not released.

It is unclear where Hancotte entered the canal.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Glendale police or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 with a potential $1,000 reward being offered.