Kids discover body in ditch in El Mirage

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EL MIRAGE -- El Mirage police detectives are investigating a possible homicide after two kids found a body in a drainage ditch Wednesday evening.

According to Assistant Police Chief William Louis, two boys spotted what they believed to be a body in the drainage culvert underneath Thunderbird Road near 126th Avenue.

The boys contact a woman at a nearby business and told her what they found. The woman looked in the culvert and called 911 after confirming it was a body.

Based on the location and other evidence found at the scene, investigators are handling the case as a possible homicide.

Louis said the unidentified body appears to be that of a young female between the ages of 14 and 20.

Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Medical Examiner's Office in determining the cause and manner of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call the detectives at the El Mirage Police Department at 623-433-9500.