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PHOENIX -- A dead body has been found in a Phoenix alley and authorities say the case is being investigated as a homicide.

The body was discovered Wednesday afternoon in the area of 27th Avenue and Indian School Road.

A resident of the area was walking through the alley saw what he believed was a body wrapped up in a blanket.

Police say the body has been identified as 35-year-old Joshua C. Calkins.

Investigators say there were obvious signs of trauma and they're still searching for suspects.

Associated Press,

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