PHOENIX — The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office is checking whether a female body found by divers in Lake Pleasant is that of a Phoenix woman missing since March and believed to be a homicide victim.

Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune says Border Patrol divers found the body Thursday near where 21-year-old Taylorlynn Nelson was believed to be.

Fortune says Border Patrol and Maricopa County sheriff’s divers have conducted numerous searches during the investigation.

Police say investigators found blood evidence indicating foul play in the trailer where Nelson lived with her boyfriend, 27-year-old Kodi Bowe, and that additional evidence led detectives to the Lake Pleasant area.

Bowe and two other people have been arrested in the case.

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