Tempe Police Trying to Identify Body Found in Canal

A bicyclist spotted a body floating in a Tempe canal earlier this week, and police haven't been able to identify the body.

The bicyclist called police on Sunday afternoon after spotting the body floating in a canal just east of Priest Drive, according to Tempe PD.

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Tempe police cite an ongoing investigation but say there are no signs of foul play.

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The body was recovered without any form of ID, and even after a trip to the Medical Examiner's Office, he's still a John Doe.

He's described as "a black male, late 20s to late 30s, medium build, wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes with black designs and no tattoos."

The Tempe PD provided the following sketch, so if you know this guy, call the cops at 480-350-8311.


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