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Posted on: March 2, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives Investigate Murder

Media Release from 2/28/15 at 3:15 pm - Flagstaff, AZ; Coconino County Sheriff’s Deputies and Detectives are investigating the murder of a 54 year-old man that occurred at a home located in the Doney Park Neighborhood. Investigators believe this crime occurred sometime between the late night hours of Wednesday, February 25, 2015 and the early morning hours of Thursday, February 26, 2015.

On Friday, February 27, 2015 at approximately 4:00 pm a 43 year-old woman arrived at the Law Enforcement Administration Facility and initially spoke with a Flagstaff Police Officer who subsequently referred her to the Sheriff’s Office. When the woman met with a deputy, she informed him that she had shot and killed her husband, and further disclosed that the victim’s body was still inside their home. While the interview continued, Deputies went to the residence, looked through a window and observed what they believed to be a deceased human body. They did not enter the home until a search warrant was obtained.

The suspect was incarcerated at the Coconino County Detention Facility on Friday night for one count of Second-Degree Murder and three counts of Tampering with Evidence. She is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

Sheriff’s Investigators are in the process of contacting numerous individuals who are believed to be investigative leads in this case and interviewing them. Both the victim’s and the suspect’s names are being withheld until such time that the release of additional information will not adversely affect the outcome of the criminal investigation. It is anticipated that additional information will be available on Monday.

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Media Contact: Gerry Blair, Coconino County Sheriff's Office, 928-226-5089

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