Police believe suicide was cause of death of body found near canal in Scottsdale

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Scottsdale police say a person whose body was found along a canal appears to have died in a suicide.

Police say they initially believed the body discovered Wednesday morning near 65th Street and Indian School Road was a homicide victim.

But authorities say further investigation indicates the victim committed suicide.

They say the body was on a multi-use path and had suffered trauma.

Police say the Maricopa County Medical Examiner's Office will make the final determination.

In the meantime, police are not releasing the victim's name or manner of death.

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