Car belonging to slain Tucson couple found

2013-07-24T18:28:00Z 2013-07-24T20:16:42Z Car belonging to slain Tucson couple foundKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A car belonging to the victims of a double homicide has been found in Nevada.

The three occupants of the car have been detained today in Tonopah for questioning, but no one has been arrested, Sgt. Maria Hawke, spokeswoman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

A family member called police Tuesday afternoon after finding the bodies of Erskin Fulgham, 87, and his wife Mary Fulgham, 84, in their home in the 4600 block of East North Street near the intersection of East Grant and North Swan roads.

On Wednesday police said their bodies showed trauma consistent with a homicide, Sgt. Maria Hawke said in a news release.

Hawke said the incident did not appear to be a random act of violence.

The victims' son said his parents had lived in the cul-de-sac for about 40 years.

Erskin was a retired Asarco employee and Mary retired from the athletics department at the University of Arizona, Mike Fulgham said. He said his father served in the Army in World War II, where he earned the Bronze Star.

“They were wonderful people. They didn’t smoke, they didn’t drink, they didn’t party. They just worked hard and took care of their family. There’s no reason in the world for this to happen to them.

“These are very fragile times for us,” he said.

Mike Fulgham came to Tucson from his home in Nevada when he was alerted to the deaths by his son, the couple's grandson.

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