PHOENIX — Police have identified two men found dead in a parked vehicle in west Phoenix.

Phoenix police announced Wednesday that 23-year-old Marcel Cowans and 23-year-old Frederick Eriven were found about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday near 87th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.

Police were called to the area on a report of a suspicious vehicle.

They say both men had obvious signs of trauma and the case is being actively investigated as a double homicide.

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