Phoenix PD investigating homicide after finding body

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police are asking for the public’s help investigating a homicide after finding a body near 83rd Avenue and McDowell Road on Thursday morning.

Police said officers responded to a check welfare call after someone called to say they had come across a body.

Homicide detectives arrived on scene and determined that the victim had sustained trauma which resulted in their death.

The victim has since been identified as 34-year-old James Carter.

Police are now asking anyone with any information about Carter's death to come forward.

The Phoenix Police Department’s Violent Crime Bureau can be reached at 602-262-6141, while those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.