UPDATE: Sheriff ID's victim in NW-side homicide

Published: Jul. 18, 2016 at 3:18 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:16 PM MST
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Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos arrives at the scene in the 9200 block of N. Grouse Place....
Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos arrives at the scene in the 9200 block of N. Grouse Place. (Source: Tucson News Now)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Pima County sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death on Tucson's northwest side on Monday, July 18.

Deputies found 45-year-old Nicolas Morelos deceased inside his home with obvious signs of trauma, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

According to Sheriff Chris Nanos, the death is being investigated as a homicide.

According to Dep. Courtney Rodriguez, the call came in shortly after 9 a.m.

The man was found in a home in the 9200 block of N. Grouse Place, near W. Overton Road and N. Hartman Lane.

According to the sheriff, a friend of the man discovered him. She had come to visit him because she had not seen or heard from him in a while.

No other details were immediately available.

Tucson News Now's Carissa Planalp is headed to the scene. She can be followed on Twitter at @CarissaTNN.

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