‘The body of a man who apparently tried to break into an elementary school was discovered Friday in an air conditioning duct on the school’s roof, police said.
CBS affiliate KPHO correspondent Omadelle Nelson reports that a parent dropping her child off Friday morning at Sierra Vista Elementary School smelled something strange, but initial investigations did not turn up the source.
The body was found later when a plumber investigated the odor, said Roosevelt School District Superintendent Mark Dowling. The school was evacuated.
Authorities think the man tried to climb through the duct, got stuck, and died. It wasn’t known how long the body was there.
“Obviously because of the smell, there are indications that he had been there for some time,” said Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman.’