Body recovery operation closes Cholla Trail at Echo Canyon

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM

Updated Monday, Nov 1 at 9:19 AM

PHOENIX -- Investigators have closed Cholla Trail at Camelback Mountain's Echo Canyon for a body recovery.

Hikers made the grisly discovery late Sunday afternoon. Because it was getting dark, recovery crews were not able to hike to the location.

Police believe it's possible the body, a male, had been there for some time. Police said there are indications that this was a suicide, but no other information was immediately available.

A medical examiner's van arrived at the park at approximately 8:30 a.m.

Investigators expected to remain on the scene for most of the morning.

 

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