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Flagstaff police investigating suspected murder of Phoenix man

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The Flagstaff Police Department is investigating what they're describing as a suspicious death.

Medical personnel responded to reports of an injured man shortly before 8 a.m. Wednesday near Elden Street and Route 66.

The man — identified as 48-year-old Marcus Michael of Phoenix — was declared dead at the scene. Investigators soon began to investigate the death as a homicide. They have not said what indicates it is a murder.

Police describe Michael as a Native American man, about 5 feet 9 inches tall and 230 pounds. He was found wearing a black sweater, black sweatpants and black shoes.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the Flagstaff Police Department at 928-774-1414 or Silent Witness at 928-774-6111.