Buckeye police investigate dead body found near school

Buckeye Police are investigating the death of a teen who was found behind Inca Elementary School early Wednesday morning.

Authorities do not know how the body ended up behind the school, or why the victim was shot.

Detectives say a murder in the community is rare, and they will do everything in their power to find the suspect.

"We received a call of an unresponsive male discovered by a man walking his dog," said Officer Tamela Skaggs.

Police found the man dead from several gunshot wounds. As they were investigating the body, they got a call of a missing 19-year-old man.

Investigators say the missing man is the victim, 19-year-old Matthew Christensen. 

According to investigators the victim's family said he didn't come home last night, and that wasn't like him.

"They became nervous right away when he wasn't home in the morning," said Skaggs.

Police say there are no leads, no suspects, and no motive. They say school children and families in the area, shouldn't be concerned.

"I don't believe it is a random act of violence, I don't think there is someone out there targeting people and harming them for no reason," said Lt. Jared Griffith.

"We don't believe the crime was committed there, so we don't feel there is a danger to citizens in the area or the school," he said.

Buckeye School District officials issued a robocall to parents alerting them of the crime scene. However they say the scene is not related in any way to the school, and no child was ever in harms way.

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