Tucson police have released the name of the man accused of killing his wife inside their midtown home Wednesday night.

Kenneth Nelson, 43, was arrested after opening the door for officers at the couple's home in the 2600 block of North Palo Verde Avenue, a press release from Tucson police said. 

Once inside, officers found Cyndie Nelson, 37, dead from obvious signs of sharp force trauma, the release said.

Their infant daughter was also found unharmed. She was placed in the custody of the Department of Child Safety.

At about 8 p.m., officers were dispatched to the home after a person reported they had information of a homicide that had occurred, the release said.

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Kenneth Nelson faces one count of first degree murder in the domestic-violence related incident, police said.

A bound amount has not been set. 

Anyone with additional information about the case are asked to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster line.

Contact Star reporter Shaq Davis at 573-4218 or sdavis@tucson.com

On Twitter: @ShaqDavis1


Shaq is a public safety reporter and the Road Runner columnist, keeping readers up to date on transportation news. In 2017, he started as an apprentice and later worked part-time until graduating from the UA and being offered a full-time position in 2018.