Body found on lawn of LDS church in Arizona

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Arizona LDS chapel where body was found. (Photo: Courtesy Google Earth Pro)

(KUTV) — A body was found on the lawn of an LDS chapel early Tuesday morning.

The body was discovered at approximately 6:30 a.m. in front of the church that sits on on Baseline Road in Phoenix. According to 12News in Phoenix, the man killed was identified as 33-year-old Robert George Garcia.

Police are investigating his death as a homicide but it wasn't clear what caused his death or why police suspect foul play. Police did not say if Garcia's body was dumped at the church or if he was killed on the lawn.

The church sits on Baseline Drive, a four-lane road in the Phoenix suburbs close to Cesar Chavez High School. The church parking lot is next to 41st Avenue.

Local police have asked for the public's help in its investigation.