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Body of woman found in Mesa ID’d; Police say it’s a homicide

November 8, 2018

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The body of a woman found in Mesa has been identified and police say they’re still investigating the death as a homicide.

Police initially responded to an injured man near Southern Avenue and 80th Street in Mesa on Tuesday morning before discovering the body of 19-year-old Briana Richards.

Officers say the man told responders that the woman could be found nearby.

Police found the body, which they say had signs of trauma.

No information has been released about a possible cause of death or the names and ages of the man and woman.

Police say the injured man remains hospitalized.

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