Phoenix Police Investigate After Body Found in East Phoenix Canal Near Herberger Park

Phoenix Police Investigate After Body Found in East Phoenix Canal Near Herberger ParkSource: X/Phoenix Police
Aisha Khan
Published on February 12, 2024

Authorities in Phoenix are currently investigating the discovery of a body found in an east Phoenix canal earlier today. The Phoenix Police Department was alerted to the situation shortly after 8:30 a.m. near the intersection of 60th Street and Indian School Road, adjacent to G.R. Herberger Park. Upon arrival, first responders encountered the deceased individual in the waterway, prompting a shift from a rescue operation to an investigation into the circumstances of the person's death, as reported by AZFamily.

While details are scarce, police officials are diligently working to piece together the events that led to this grim find. The area, which is typically tranquil and patronized by local residents for its park amenities, became the center of a daunting scene, with police and fire vehicles punctuating the otherwise serene environment. As is protocol, the Phoenix Police Department's detectives are taking the lead to unravel the mystery, but, as of now, the identity of the person and cause of death remain unconfirmed, AZFamily has reported.

In a separate account, 12News reported the initial call near 64th Street and Indian School Road was believed to be a water rescue, happening just before 9 a.m. However, that narrative changed rapidly when the first responders arrived on the scene to find that the person was already deceased which, shifted the nature of their urgent response to a somber investigation.

As this story develops, further information is expected to be released to the public. The community, while accustomed to the occasional urban distress, has been left with a sense of unease as they await answers from the ongoing investigation. Local residents and the broader Phoenix community are encouraged to follow updates as 12News continues to provide coverage on this case.