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Detectives ID body found in suspicious death on Tucson's southwest side

Detectives ID body found in suspicious death on Tucson's southwest side

Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department are currently investigating a suspicious death in the 4900 block of South Cactus Wren Avenue.

Authorities have released the name of a woman who was found dead on Tucson's southwest side on July 3. 

Christina Leonard, 33, collapsed in the 4900 block of South Cactus Wren Avenue, near West Irvington Road and South Cardinal Avenue, according to department spokesman Deputy James Allerton. 

Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department responded to a call regarding Leonard at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival, the woman was deceased with obvious signs of trauma, Allerton said. 

This death is being investigated as a homicide and anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME, an anonymous tipster line.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at gknott@tucson.com or 573-4235. On Twitter: @gloriaeknott

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Gloria is a Tucson native and attended the University of Arizona. She started at the Star as an apprentice in 2017. Following her apprenticeship, she began freelancing until becoming a full-time reporter and producer after her college graduation in 2018.

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