Tucson's Most Wanted: the murder of Louie Segala - Tucson News Now

Tucson's Most Wanted: the murder of Louie Segala

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

New information tonight in the murder of a man whose body was found inside a burning vehicle on the southeast side last month.

That young man has since been identified as 23-year-old Louie Segala.

What we've learned about him is that he was talking on the phone less than 30 minutes before that vehicle was found burning in the desert back on March 14th.

"They knew he was communicating with family and friends up until that time," says Tucson Police Sgt. Maria Hawke.

The fact that somebody was able to kill Segala, put his body in the trunk, then drive it into the desert before setting the vehicle on fire -- all in less than 30 minutes -- suggests one thing.

"We believe for that reason it's very likely there's probably going to be multiple suspects involved in this particular homicide incident," says Sgt. Hawke.

"And if they're capable of doing this, what else are they capable of doing to somebody else?"

That's Louie's sister, Monica Puig, who's sadly all too-familiar with heartache.

Over the last few months, she's lost her father, her mother and now her little brother.

Her mom, just two weeks before Louie's murder.

"I'd have to say by far this has definitely taken precedence over mourning our mother," Puig said, shaking her head.  "It's like we knew she was older and she was sick. It's easier to accept that. Whenever you have something like this going on...it's kind of like you have a lot of unanswered questions."

She's certainly not alone.

Investigators are looking for anybody who has any information about what happened in a desert area near Pantano and Escalante on March 14th.

The vehicle was set on fire that day around 3 in the afternoon.

Whether you call 911 or 88 Crime, "We understand that there's fear sometimes in the community of retaliation or of speaking up," Sgt. Hawke says.  "You can remain anonymous."

It isn't who you are, it's what you know that could help crack this unsolved murder case.

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