Police identify woman found dead inside suitcase in desert area of north Phoenix

Officers arrived at the scene and found a body, later identified as 39-year-old Jennifer Beede, inside a suitcase.
Published: Sep. 17, 2022 at 10:17 PM MST|Updated: Sep. 18, 2022 at 9:43 PM MST
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CAVE CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Phoenix police have identified the woman whose remains were found inside a suitcase in a desert area of north Phoenix.

Around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, a woman riding her bike on a trail near Ashler Hills Drive and 40th Street discovered the body inside a suitcase and called police. Officers arrived at the desert area, and later identified the body as 39-year-old Jennifer Beede. Arizona’s Family has learned Beede was from the Hayden/Winkelman community.

A neighbor says he learned about the gruesome discovery from a post on the Nextdoor app, adding that nothing like this has happened in the 11 years he’s lived there.

Homicide detectives have since taken over the investigation. Anyone with information regarding Beede’s murder is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish speakers if they wish to remain anonymous.