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2014-07-12T00:00:00Z 2014-07-12T14:35:46Z Law & order briefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 12, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Names released
in murder-suicide

Tucson police have released the names of the husband and wife who died in a murder-suicide.

Elmer Frisby, 51, shot his wife, 50-year-old Guadalupe Alvarado before turning the gun on himself, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department. A handgun was found near the bodies.

The couple were last seen alive Wednesday evening. They were discovered at about 10 a.m. Thursday when their adult daughter returned home, Dugan said.

The family lived in a home in the 3100 block of West Vuelta de los Mineros, near West Sweetwater Drive and North Silverbell Road.

No motive for the killing was released.

Kimberly Matas

Caller tries to cash in with jury scam

A missed date for jury duty may result in a mailed notice for “failure to appear,” but no one from the county will call and demand a convenience store money order, court officials say.

The Arizona Superior Court and Pima County’s Jury Commissioner’s Office received multiple calls Thursday from people reporting a jury scam.

Callers said they received calls from someone claiming to work for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and telling them an arrest warrant was issued for failing to report for jury duty.

The scammer said the matter could be resolved if the person gave them a prepaid debit card from Walgreens, electronically transferred money or sent a money order from Circle K.

Anyone who receives such a phone call should hang up and call the jury office at 724-4222.

If a person failed to appear for jury service they are mailed a card that reads:

“FAILURE TO APPEAR NOTICE: Our records indicate you failed to appear as instructed for jury service on the date noted above. SECOND SUMMONS NOTICE: You must immediately call the jury office at 724-4222 to reschedule your jury service. Failure to contact the jury office may result in further action being brought against you by this court as prescribed by Arizona law. WWW.SC.PIMA.GOV/JURY”

Kimberly Matas

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