TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect is in custody in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a wash on Tucson's east side.
Pima County Sheriff's officials say 49-year-old Michael Donald Norris is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder.
The body of 51-year-old Debra Ann Scotko was discovered Tuesday night in the Pantano Wash. Tucson police officers responded to a 911 call about a woman in distress.
The wash is in the county's jurisdiction and deputies and officers searched the area for a man believed to be involved with the woman's death.
They say Norris was found a short time later and detained.
He was booked Wednesday into the county's Adult Detention Center. Authorities didn't immediately know if Norris has a lawyer yet.
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