Phoenix Police investigating after body found near 16th St. and Roosevelt

Phoenix Police are investigating after a man's body was found near 16th Street and Roosevelt on Monday morning.

Police say at 5:50 a.m., officers responded to a report about a sick or injured person. When they arrived at the scene, the victim's body was found.

"Investigators are having difficulty locating any next of kin for the victim.  The victim has preliminarily been identified as Oscar Jordan Guzman or Jordan Guzman.  The victim has been known to use other names," stated Sgt. Maggie Cox.

Officers later located 42-year-old Hector Zamarripa near the Guzman's body.  He was detained and interviewed by detectives.

According the court paperwork, there was a large amount of blood on Zamarripa's hands, arms, legs, and head.

"Zamarripa made admissions to being responsible for the victim's death and stealing some of the victim's property. Detectives developed probable cause and booked Hector Zamarripa into 4th Avenue Jail for murder," stated Cox.

The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information, please contact the Phoenix Police Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-262-6141.