Police investigate homicide on Tucson's south side

Published: Oct. 2, 2017 at 1:27 AM MST|Updated: Oct. 2, 2017 at 5:14 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Police in Tucson are investigating a homicide on the city's south side Sunday night.

Sgt. Kim Bay with Tucson Police Department tweeted at 9:12 p.m. that an adult woman is dead in the 5500 block of South Tyndall Avenue, which is north of the intersection of Drexel Road and Park Avenue.

Bay said that the woman's family called police for them to check on the welfare of the woman. Officers found her dead inside a home.

Just before 10:30 p.m. police identified the woman as 52-year-old Maria Escobedo.

Detectives from the Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation.

According to a TPD release, preliminary information has revealed Escobedo did not reside at the house. Detectives learned two males lived at the residence, one resident was still at the house when police spoke with him, while the second was not at the scene.

The second male resident is believed to be an acquaintance of Escobedo with whom she had a relationship, according to TPD. It is unknown at this time the current status of that relationship. Detectives are actively working to locate the second man.

The investigation is ongoing to determine when the victim died and an autopsy will be performed this week to determine cause and manner of death.

Detectives are requesting anyone with information related to please call 911 or 88-CRIME (you can remain anonymous).

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