Phoenix police investigate Thanksgiving Eve homicide

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Homicide victim Erasmo Ledezma By Tami Hoey Homicide victim Erasmo Ledezma By Tami Hoey

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are investigating the homicide of a 26 year old man, and they're asking for the public’s help finding his killer.

Officers patrolling the area near 40th Street and Madison discovered the body on the night before Thanksgiving. The victim was found lying along a dirt easement in front of a business.

Police have identified the victim as Erasmo Ledezma. The exact cause of his death has not been released, but investigators say he suffered severe trauma.

Police have very little information about the homicide. They’re asking for the public's assistance in solving the crime.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call Silent Witness at (480) W-I-T-N-E-S-S. As always, any caller may remain anonymous.