GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police are investigating after a man was found impaled on a fence outside a Glendale apartment complex Wednesday morning.
The man was found dead and hanging upside down from an iron fence at about 5:30 a.m. at an apartment complex near 47th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Police believe the man was climbing over the fence when he fell and got stuck.
Sgt. John Roth with Glendale PD said detectives did not find any signs of trauma that would lead them to believe that this was a criminal incident.
The cause of death is unknown and his identity is not being released at this time.
Roth said that the man may have been a transient in the area and that there was evidence of possible drug use.
Roth said detectives believe that the man got stuck around 2 a.m. and officers got the call around 5:30 a.m. so he may have been stuck there for about three hours.
The man's body has been removed from the fence and the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the cause of death.