Body discovered in pond in Papago Park near the Phoenix Zoo

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(Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.) (Source: Phoenix Fire Dept.)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

A body has been discovered in a pond in Papago Park outside the Phoenix Zoo.

The pond is not part of the zoo property.

Phoenix and Tempe Fire departments say they were called to the area Thursday morning to recover the body.

Phoenix fire officials say the body has been in there for an unknown period of time, and that this was a recovery, not a rescue situation.

The pond is located in Papago Park, northeast of the zoo.

Phoenix police will be conducting the investigation.

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