Dec 282011

PHOENIX – Police have identified a teenage boy found dead in a west Phoenix pool Thursday.

Phoenix police responded to a Maryvale park Thursday afternoon after city employees found a body at the bottom of the pool’s deep end.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Steve Martos said two City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation employees were checking pool chemicals just before 3 p.m. when they discovered the body of 14-year-old Edwin Franco.

Phoenix fire officials responded to the scene and pronounced Franco deceased.

Investigators determined all access points to the pool area were locked.

The 13-foot wrought iron fence gate was also locked and secured.

Detectives reportedly located a grocery shopping cart on its side on the outside of the wrought iron fence.

Martos said it is believed Franco might have used the shopping cart to get into the pool area.

Foul play is not suspected in his death.

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