Police looking for information in man's murder

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PHOENIX - The identity of a man found dead at Homestead Park early Saturday morning has been identified. 

According to Phoenix police, shortly after 7 a.m. a Phoenix City Streets employee was contacted by a person who told him he had found the body of a man, Albert Chavez, 38, in the park near 26th and Glendale avenues.

The employee said there appeared to be trauma to the body. Officers arrived and determined it was a homicide.

Investigators learned that on Friday night there were two separate incidents in the area between Interstate 17 and 27th Avenue where a victim was beaten by a group of four to six suspects.

The suspects were described as males, possibly Hispanic or Native American.

In both of the incidents the victims had items stolen from them.

Investigators believe the two incidents are related to the homicide, but they aren't certain.

If anyone has information concerning the homicide or the two assaults they should call the Phoenix Police Department Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.