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Police identify body found near Phoenix trail, investigation ongoing

Officers responded to the scene around 6:45 a.m. near Cave Creek Road and the Carefree Highway.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police are investigating after receiving a call that someone found human remains early Saturday morning.

On Sunday, Phoenix police identified the victim as 39-year-old Jennifer Beede.

Officers responded to the scene around 6:45 a.m. Saturday morning and located a body of a deceased adult inside a container near Cave Creek Road and the Carefree Highway.

Residents in the area say that the location is a popular biking and walking trail.

Detectives say this is still an active investigation and they are working to establish the events that led to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department of Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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Silent Witness:

Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities. 

The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media. 

Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous. 

Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case. 

Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000. 

Have a tip? Submit it on the Silent Witness tip form here.

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