Phoenix police investigating woman’s death on Piestewa Peak

Piestewa Peak’s trails had been closed by town this afternoon attributable to extreme warmth.

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say detectives are investigating how a girl died Friday afternoon at Piestewa Peak. 

Police haven’t but revealed how or the place precisely on the mountain climbing path the girl died. 

Piestewa Peak is among the highest factors within the Phoenix mountains and town not too long ago introduced it was closing its trails from Friday by way of Sunday attributable to extreme warmth. The closure solely applies to the afternoon hours. 

This is a creating story and updates might be posted as they grow to be out there. 

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The Valley is made up of varied main cities aside from Phoenix, together with:  

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The county incorporates round 63% of Arizona’s inhabitants and is 9,224 sq. miles. That makes the county bigger than seven U.S. states (Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire). 

One of the biggest park programs within the nation can also be positioned in Maricopa County. The county has an estimated 120,000 acres of open space parks that features tons of of miles of trails, nature facilities and campgrounds. 

The county’s seat is positioned in Phoenix, which can also be the state capital and the census-designated 5th most populous metropolis within the United States. 

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