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Blaze destroys house where body found

Citizen Staff Writer



Fire destroyed a home Tuesday morning where a man was found slain Saturday, police and fire officials said.

The vacant, boarded-up home at 1812 W. Astolat Road sustained an estimated $150,000 of damage, Tucson Fire spokeswoman Capt. Tricia Tracy said. Flames also spread to the home next door, causing an estimated $50,000 in damage, mostly to a carport and storage room.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was not immediately determined, Tracy said, but it appeared there was a “good chance” the fire started in the more heavily damaged home.

Saturday, police found the body of Dominic D. Sandoval, 49, at the 1812 W. Astolat home after his ex-wife reported his slaying.

Officers went to the home, which the victim shared with his son, Rocky J. Sandoval, 25, and also went to the ex-wife’s midtown home, where the son was arrested, police said.

The younger Sandoval was booked into the Pima County Jail on a charge of first-degree murder and ordered held on $175,000 bail.

Police have not released a cause of death in the case or a motive for the killing.

Police spokesman Sgt. Fabian Pacheco said only that investigating officers found “evidence consistent with a violent confrontation” in the home shared by the Sandoval men.

Fire destroys home where slain man was found Saturday

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