PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on Piestewa Peak Monday night.

Hikers found the unresponsive man and called the police between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

[VIDEO: Piestwa Peak hikers discover man's lifeless body]

According to officers on the scene, the man was dressed appropriately for hiking. He was found about 15 feet off the trail in a below-grade wash area.

He was already dead when first responders got to him, Capt. Rob McDade of the Phoenix Fire Department said.

[WATCH: First report]

Police said there are no obvious signs of foul play.

While it will be up to the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death, police say it’s possible that this is a heat-related incident.

It was 115 degrees on Monday, the hottest day of the year so far. That also broke the record high for this date.

Sgt. Vince Lewis of the Phoenix Police Department said investigators have not ruled out suicide.


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(12) comments


Hike the Malls on 115 degree days. It safer


Love to hear about the stupid dying... Wish more idiots would hike in 115


I can't believe a city this big has hiking trails as one of the main attractions. It's almost like there's nothing else to do other than hike on a trail in the middle of summer which is about as dumb as it gets.


Pass the donuts, please.

TRUMP supporter

Must have been a dumbocrat to do something this stupid.

Honk Honkler

You mean Squaw Peak?

TRUMP supporter

Yes you have the correct name. Thank you.


It was not 115° yesterday....


Yes, it was.


Can’t fix stupid.


There is so much stupid.


Jvcdhr, He was Extremly Dead . ! [ban]

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