Nov 1, 2010 11:26 PM
TUCSON - Tucson Police Department Homicide Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult male found with obvious signs of trauma in the desert area northwest of 40th & San Joaquin Monday afternoon.
On October 31, 2010 at 10:15 p.m., officers from Operations Division South responded to the 2700 Block of S. Castle Dr. regarding a report of a missing person. On arrival, officers learned that 40-year-old Andres Sanchez had been missing since October 20, 2010. Over the past 10 days, Mr. Sanchez's family members were led to believe that Mr. Sanchez had left by choice, therefore his disappearance was not reported to police. At approximately 2:00 a.m. officers were called back to the residence and they received new information that led them to believe his disappearance was suspicious. Officers began to investigate his disappearance, which involved interviewing several family members.
The Tucson Police Department Homicide Unit responded to the scene to continue the investigation. Detectives learned that 16 year-old Clarissa Andrea Sanchez (Mr. Sanchez's daughter) and 19 year-old Larry Raymond Coronado were responsible for Mr. Sanchez's disappearance. They both were brought to Tucson Police Department Headquarters for questioning. Detectives requested the assistance of Operations Division South Bicycle and Patrol Officers to assist in the search for Mr. Sanchez. At 12:08 p.m. today, officers located a deceased adult male in the desert area northwest of 40th & San Joaquin. The identity of the male has not yet been confirmed due to the condition of the body.
Detectives learned that Mr. Sanchez was killed in the 2700 Block of S. Castle Dr. and his body was disposed of in the desert area near 40th & San Joaquin. Homicide Detectives have charged both Clarissa Andrea Sanchez and Larry Raymond Coronado with one count each of 1st Degree Murder. They have both been booked into the Pima County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.