Body found at Lake Pleasant ID'd; Death called suspicious
Jul. 10, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities have identified the body of a man found at Lake Pleasant in what is being called a suspicious death.
Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say 34-year-old Joseph Casey was reported missing on June 21 after his car broke down at the lake about 35 miles (57 kilometers) northwest of Phoenix.
He reportedly was seen getting into a vehicle and trying to get a ride out of the desert to get help.
The body was found July 6 and the county Medical Examiner's Office identified it as Casey's on Monday.
The cause of death hasn't been determined yet.
Sheriff's officials say they're investigating suspicious circumstances of Casey's death.