PRESS RELEASE: Suspicious death investigation in Flagstaff



The Flagstaff Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is investigating an incident involving a suspicious death.  On Thursday September 1, 2022, at approximately 11:00 PM, Flagstaff Police officers on patrol located a male lying on the sidewalk in front of a restaurant located in the 3600 block of E Route 66.  When they stopped to check on the male, he was found to have significant facial injuries and head trauma.  The male was breathing; however, he was not responsive to officers as they attempted to determine how the male sustained his injuries.

Medics were called to the location and provided emergency medical care for the man, subsequently transporting him to the Flagstaff Medical Center for further emergency medical care.  Despite the efforts of medical staff, the male succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced deceased.  The deceased male has been identified as 35 year old Donovan Young of Chinle, AZ.  The manner of death is still pending further investigation.

If anyone in the community has information that may assist with this investigation, please contact the Flagstaff Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (928) 774-1414, or Detective Hansen at (928) 679-4021 mhansen@flagstaffaz.gov.  You can also call Silent Witness at (928) 774-6111.