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Police say dead body found by workers in northwest Phoenix

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 19:47:06-04

PHOENIX (AP) - Police say a dead body has been found in northwest Phoenix.

They say the body appears to be that of an adult male, but it's in such an advanced state of decomposition that a cause of death will have to be determined by the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

Police say officers responded to a call of a body in the wash area as workers were conducting a cleanup operation around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Detectives from the department's homicide unit responded to the scene and recovered the body.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.