Police: Dead body found in north Phoenix is homicide victim

January 8, 2020 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say they’re investigating the discovery of a dead body in north Phoenix.

City police officers were called to the area Tuesday night to check out an open door at a business that was supposed to be closed.

While searching the area, officers say they found the body of 47-year-old Lonnie Plato.

Police say Plato’s death appears to be suspicious and it’s now being investigated as a homicide.

They say no suspects in the case have been identified yet.