PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – Phoenix police have identified the man who was found dead on South Mountain on Wednesday morning.

Phoenix police said 35-year-old Douglas Hertel was found around 10 a.m. by a hiker on a rocky outcropping near the Geronimo Trail. 

[WATCH: At Phoenix's Geronimo Trail, where a man's body was found]

Hertel was reported missing by his father on Jan. 11.

The incident is being looked at as a death investigation until the medical examiner can determine a cause of death. Police believe the body was on the hill for several days before being found.


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