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Authorities ID body found near Phoenix peak

PHOENIX -- Authorities have identified a body found on Piestewa Peak in north-central Phoenix as that of a hiker who was reported missing Monday morning.

Jack Peyton, 79, told a friend he was going hiking on Monday. His friend attempted to contact Peyton on Tuesday, but did not receive a reply and contacted police.

Peyton's body was found in a ravine on the peak after an apparent fall.

Phoenix Fire Department rescue crews say the body was found late Tuesday morning.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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