Police: Phoenix park closed to search for evidence of murder

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) – Portions of South Mountain Park and Preserve in Phoenix are temporarily closed as investigators search for evidence of a homicide, police said Sunday.

A tourist reported on January 14 that a human skull was found in the reserve.

During the search on Saturday, police said investigators found an additional human body. They then turned them over to Maricopa County Medical Forensic Center.

Due to signs of trauma to the skull, police said they are treating the death as a homicide.

Police said detectives are actively pursuing all leads. They are also working with the county medical examiner’s office to identify the victim.


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