Police identify human remains found inside bag in Phoenix alley
Jun 29, 2023, 3:30 PM | Updated: Jul 27, 2023, 11:55 am
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PHOENIX — Phoenix police have identified the victim whose remains were found inside a bag last week near 39th Avenue and McDowell Road.
The victim is identified as 34-year-old Jose Gutierrez.
Officials said around 2:30 p.m. on June 28, officers responded to a call of unknown trouble where the caller said they smelled a foul odor coming from the intersection.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a bag in the alley that contained possible human remains, according to a press release.
Preliminary information determined the remains were human.
Officers had been called to the area Tuesday but they did not find anything suspicious.
The suspect(s) remain outstanding, authorities said.
The case is still under investigation
Anyone with information can contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 or 480-837-8446 for Spanish.