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Suspect arrested in connection with death of man in Tucson home

Suspect arrested in connection with death of man in Tucson home

Joshua Risley, 26, faces a first-degree murder charge after the body of his "close friend" was found in a Tucson home on June 26. Read more here.

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a man in a Tucson home, officials say.

About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department responded to a home in the 4900 block of North Fellows Avenue, near Ruthrauff and North La Cholla Boulevard, for a report of a death, according to department spokesman Deputy James Allerton.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered a deceased man with obvious signs of trauma. 

On Friday, 25-year-old Joshua David Risley was arrested and faces a first degree murder charge, Allerton said. He was booked into the Pima County jail on a $1 million bond.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information has been released.

Contact reporter Gloria Knott at 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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