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Man’s body found in Anthem

Staff Report~ 9/24/2014

ANTHEM – The body of a man was found in Anthem near the St. Rose Parish on the morning of Sept. 16.

“Around 6:40 in the morning a caller called 9-1-1 and said there was a guy sitting on the picnic table with a gunshot wound to the head, at 2825 W. Rose Canyon Circle,” said Officer Christopher Hegstrom, a Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.

“After Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, it was believed to be a suicide,” Hegstrom continued.

No further information regarding the identity or background of the man has been released, as the case is ongoing.

“The case is still under investigation,” said Hegstrom.

Anyone with any information on this case should call the sheriff’s office at (602) 876-1011.