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Palm Springs police investigate body found near dumpster, deem incident a ‘suspicious death’


A body was found near a dumpster in the Desert Oasis Health lot area in Palm Springs Thursday morning, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.

Lt. Hutchinson with PSPD confirmed to News Channel 3 that a body was discovered upon officers' arrival around 7:30 a.m. to the site on El Cielo Road. The body was found behind closed doors inside the walled-off dumpster area, Hutchinson said. It has been deemed a "suspicious death" and is under investigation.

The area was taped off for several hours as police investigated the scene.

No further details were released, however, the coroner's office identified the person as Herman Phillip, 33, of Blythe.

Stay with News Channel 3 for developing information.

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Angela Chen

Angela comes to the Coachella Valley as KESQ’s morning anchor after teaching graduate school classes at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication. Learn more about Angela here.


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