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Police say 2 bodies found Sunday at Papago Park in Phoenix are unrelated

May 24, 2021, 9:00 AM | Updated: 2:49 pm
(Facebook Photo, File/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)...
(Facebook Photo, File/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)
(Facebook Photo, File/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)

PHOENIX – Police said the cases of two bodies found Sunday at Papago Park in Phoenix are unrelated.

One of the incidents is being investigated as a homicide, the other as a possible drowning, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

A hiker came across the first body around 8 a.m. and called police. Detectives found signs of blunt force trauma on the male victim, police said.

Anybody with information about the case was asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).

Another deceased man was found approximately a mile away in a body of water around 11:30 a.m.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances about what appeared to be a drowning.

No other information was immediately available.

Papago Park is a popular city-owned recreation area with miles of hiking trails at McDowell Road and Galvin Parkway near the Phoenix Zoo.

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Police say 2 bodies found Sunday at Papago Park in Phoenix are unrelated