Body found in burned car on Tucson's southeast-side

2013-03-14T17:44:00Z 2013-03-15T07:47:47Z Body found in burned car on Tucson's southeast-sideCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 14, 2013 5:44 pm  • 

A body was found in the trunk of a burned car Thursday afternoon on the city’s southeast-side, police said.

Shortly after 3 p.m., Tucson Fire Department firefighters were dispatched to reports of a car on fire at East Poinciana Drive and South Dogwood Avenue, said Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The area is in a neighborhood south of East Escalante Road, and west of South Pantano Road.

While firefighers were putting out the blaze, they found a body in the trunk of the car, Widmer said.

The vehicle appeared to be a silver, two-door car, said Widmer.

Homicide detectives remained at the scene late Thursday night.

No further information was released.




Copyright 2015 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Follow the Arizona Daily Star

Featured businesses

View more...

Get weekly ads via e-mail