BREAKING: Deputies investigating homicide south of Tucson - Tucson News Now

BREAKING: Deputies investigating homicide south of Tucson

Deputies are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered near the community of Summit (Source: Tucson News Now). Deputies are investigating a homicide after a body was discovered near the community of Summit (Source: Tucson News Now).
PIMA COUNTY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County Sheriff Deputies are investigating a homicide after a body was found dumped on the side of the road.

A man's body was discovered near Country Club and Blackbrush, just south of Old Vail Road on Saturday, July 29.

Deputies told Tucson News Now a man car jacked some people doing yard work on Blackbrush Road. That same man is now a person of interest in the murder investigation.

Just after 1 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a robbery call on Blackbrush. Investigators said the suspect came up to some men doing yard work. He pointed a gun at them and demanded the keys to their truck and then and sped off. The men doing yard work said the man had blood on his arms.

Investigators said a short time later the suspect pulled over at 29th and Craycroft and called Tucson Police to confess his involvement in the robbery. As deputies were interviewing the robbery victims on Blackbrush Road, a neighbor rushed over to tell authorities there was a body on the side of the road, roughly a mile away. Deputies said the murder victim is an adult man who had obvious signs of trauma.

Tucson News now talked to neighbors who were alarmed to learn about this.

“It’s shocking to know that it just happened down the street and a couple houses down, that’s really scary. There’s kids here and God forbid anything happen to them,” Blanca Ahumada said.

The person of interest in the homicide is currently in custody. Deputies believe the body had only been on the side of the road for a short time as there were "fresh wounds."

At this time deputies are not releasing the name of the victim.

Detectives are still investigating the role of the robbery suspect in the homicide. This investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

If you know anything about this call 88-CRIME.

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