- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix police say there’s no indication of foul play in the death of a British man whose body was found in a steep area of a mountain park.

Officer James Holmes say authorities recovered the body of 56-year-old Stephen Vanderhoeven from Camelback Mountain after a police helicopter spotted it Tuesday while searching.

Holmes says the search began after Vanderhoeven failed to return home.

According to Holmes, Vanderhoeven was in Phoenix for a short visit to look for lizards. The officer says the body had “obvious signs of injury” but that an autopsy will determine cause of death.

Holmes says no information is available on Vanderhoeven’s hometown. The British honorary consulate in Phoenix did not immediate respond to an inquiry, and calls to the British consulate in Los Angeles weren’t answered.


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