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Cops: Slaying victim lay in home for up to 4 days

Citizen Staff Writer



South Tucson police are investigating the slaying of a woman whose body lay in an occupied apartment for up to four days, a South Tucson police spokesman said.

The woman carried no identification and police do not know her name, said Sgt. Richard Muñoz.

A tipster called police shortly after 10 p.m. Monday telling officers she had heard a rumor about a body in an apartment at the Borden’s Court Apartments in the 200 block of East 33rd Street, Muñoz said.

When officers went to the apartment they found a female visitor, bed-ridden, terminally ill woman in one room and the decomposing body in another room, Muñoz said.

Detectives have not determined why the people in the apartment did not alert police to the body.

Muñoz said the woman’s body showed signs of trauma, but he would not elaborate. He said it appeared she had been lying in the apartment for two to four days.

A motive for the killing has not been determined, Muñoz said.

He asked that anyone knowing anything about the dead woman call South Tucson police at 622-3307 or the county attorney’s tipster line at 88-CRIME.

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