Tucson police detectives investigate a suspicious death on Tucson's east side April 25, 2019.

Tucson police detectives are investigating a homicide after a man's body was discovered by a passerby at the Pantano Wash Thursday afternoon, police say.

At about 4 p.m., a woman was walking her dog when she reported the man was down in the wash, east of South Prudence Road.

Detectives found obvious signs of trauma on his body, a police news release said. He has not been identified as of Friday afternoon.

The man is believed to be in his mid-50s to mid-60s with a thin, gray beard and goatee. He was wearing a pink and blue short-sleeve plaid shirt with dark dress pants and brown shoes, police said. 

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No further information has been released. Anyone with additional information is 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.