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Woman's body found in Phoenix canal, police investigating as a homicide

Police officials confirmed that the woman had suffered a gunshot wound. The investigation is now being treated as a homicide.

PHOENIX — Police are trying to figure out how a woman's body ended up in a Phoenix canal after recovering the body early Tuesday morning. Police said the woman had suffered a gunshot wound.

The Phoenix Police Department has offered little information on the body found in the 32nd Street and McDowell Road canal section, but confirmed that the victim has been identified as 37-year-old Janet Begaue.

"It is very early in this investigation, but the victim is believed to be an adult female," investigators said. "Officers are on scene for this incident as well."

Police are now treating this as a homicide investigation, and ask anyone with information on the crime to contact the Phoenix Police Department, or reach out through Silent Witness.

This is a developing story. Tune in to 12 News for the latest information.

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