Hiker Found Dead on Piestewa Peak

On Monday, Phoenix reached our hottest day so far in 2019, with a 115 degree temperature. Sadly on this day, a hiker was found deceased along the Piestewa Peak Trail.

According to AZ Family, the victim was a man who was appropriately dressed for hiking.

View upon the top of Piestewa Peak Summit Trail

It is unclear if he died due to the heat, if he had fallen or jumped. He was however deceased by the time the first responders got to him. No signs of foul play was discovered, which leaves the determination left to the medical examiner to determine.

He was discovered in a wash area, 15 feet off the trail.

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