Body found on the ground in Surprise

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Investigators in Surprise are trying to identify a man whose body was found early Thursday morning.

It began with a call shortly before 6 a.m. about a person lying on the ground in the area of Litchfield Road just south of the U.S. 60/Grand Avenue.

“Upon arrival, the responding officers discovered the body of a deceased white male,” Sgt. Norm Owens of the Surprise Police Department wrote in an email alert.

At this point, the man has not been identified nor have police said anything about how he died. They also have not provided a description of the man.

Police are investigating as "an unattended death."

If you have information about this man or know what happened to him, please to contact the Surprise Police Department at 623-222-4000 or 623-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be emailed to the police at

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