Early this morning, someone dumped a naked and beaten body in a quiet Tempe neighborhood and vanished.
Tempe police department
Police received a call about 4:30 a.m., saying a woman was lying in the street near Baseline Road and McClintock Drive. When they arrived, they found the beaten body of a Hispanic or Native American woman in her early 20s.
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About 11:20 p.m. Monday, Jose Gonzalez-Esparza called police to report his girlfriend lying unconscious on the floor of their Mesa trailer home. A little while later, police say, Gonzalez-Esparza admitted to beating her to death with a baseball bat.
Emergency responders found Maria Gomez, 45, dead in the living room of the trailer, near Main Street and Loop 202. She had been hit repeatedly in the face and forehead.
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Despite a steep decline in border crossings and apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant deaths have increased. And over the past 22 years, at least 2,238 migrants died crossing Arizona's southwestern desert, according to a new study.
Bodies stored at Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner
The study released Wednesday by Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner and the Binational Migration Institute at the University of Arizona found the typical migrant to perish in the desert is a man about 30 years old from central or southern Mexico who succumbs from exposure while trying to evade law enforcement. Women made up 20 percent of the deaths; teenagers and children as young as 10 accounted for 13 percent of deaths.More »
Maureen Kerley believes that her son, Ty Thomasson, might be alive today if a local trampoline park had adhered to certain standards.
Image: Facebook Ty Thomasson and his mother, Maureen Kerley. Kerley's been pushing for trampoline-park regulations since her son died last year while attempting a flip at the SkyPark in Phoenix.
Thomasson, 30, died on February 2, 2012, after jumping into the foam pit at the SkyPark Indoor Trampoline Park in Phoenix about one week after the park opened.
Despite her accusation, Kerley has never filed a claim or lawsuit against the park.
Instead, she's been busy trying to change the trampoline-park industry.
A bill she's pushing with other trampoline-regulation advocates has been advancing through the California State Legislature, and Kerley says she'll be talking with Arizona lawmakers next.
After he broke into a Chandler home, police say, Francisco Moreno tried to rape a woman and attacked her with a hatchet, and when that failed, he settled on stealing a Sprite from the refrigerator before fleeing the house.
Moreno, 19, admitted to police that on Saturday, just before 9 a.m., he slit open a window screen, unlocked the door, and sneaked inside the home. He'd been homeless for 20 days and had holed up in a nearby vacant house, where he'd decorated the inside with pornographic photos. He told police his intent was just to rob the place, but that changed when he saw the sleeping woman.More »
At 11 p.m. Wednesday night, bleeding out behind a gas station is probably not what Timothy Simpson thought he'd find himself doing when earlier he visited a woman he'd been sleeping with behind her boyfriend's back.
Mesa Police Department
Mesa Police found Simpson with several stab wounds in his stomach, saying he'd been knifed by a man wearing a black shirt and jeans. Emergency responders treated him on the scene near Country Club Drive and McKellips Road in Mesa, and later transported him to a hospital, where he died.
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The strains of finding babysitters or daycare reach every mother in every profession -- even the world's oldest.
Ana Perez Garcia
On Tuesday afternoon, while suspected prostitute Ana Perez Garcia was being arrested during an undercover sting, police found her 1-year-old daughter sitting in the woman's running car.
Officers read Perez her rights, and a police report says she admitted to prostituting herself for the past six months.
She says she works for an agency that arranges four or more "appointments" each day, and she only brought her daughter along because no one would look after the child.
Perez admitted it was wrong, according to the report, but says she thought she would be in-and-out quickly and back to the car.More »