Police investigate after woman is found dead in north Phoenix desert area
Apr 30, 2023, 12:00 PM | Updated: May 2, 2023, 6:01 am
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PHOENIX — Detectives are investigating after a woman was found dead in a desert area east of Mayo Clinic in north Phoenix on Saturday.
The Phoenix Fire Department declared 29-year-old Lauren Heike dead after she was discovered around 10:45 a.m. near 65th Place and Libby Street.
Officers arrived at the scene following a call for an injured person.
An investigation involving the Phoenix Homicide Unit was launched after police secured the area.
Her body was discovered about one mile southeast of Mayo Clinic Hospital and about three miles southeast of Desert Ridge Marketplace.
The suspect remains outstanding.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or, to remain anonymous, Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 480-TESTIGO (837-8446) for Spanish.