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Jun 13, 2012 8:08 PM

Police identify homicide victim found in car in midtown

TUCSON - Police have identified the man found dead in a car this morning in midtown - they confirmed evidence at the scene makes it apparent that it was a homicide.

Jason Sullivan, 30, was found by Tucson Fire Department personnel, slumped over in a car in the 3300 block of East Willard, near Speedway and Country Club, after they responded to a welfare check, a Tucson Police news release states.

Investigators discovered "obvious signs of trauma" on Sullivan, along with further evidence at the scene that made it apparent that it was a homicide, and not a suicide or accidental death. The specifics of Sullivan's death are being withheld for investigative reasons, the release states.

Homicide detectives determined that a resident in the neighborhood called 911 to report Sullivan in the maroon Nissan Sentra parked in the midtown roadway. Detectives identified Sullivan and contacted his family, who told them the last time they saw Sullivan was at their residence, near Prince Road and I-10, at about 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

The motive and suspects associated with Sullivan's death have yet to be determined, TPD officials state.

The Tucson Police Department seeks information from anyone who had contact with Sullivan or saw him or his vehicle between the hours of 10:00 p.m. on June 12, 2012 and 8:00 a.m. on June 13, 2012.
Sullivan is described as a white man, 5'11" tall, about 185 pounds with brown hair in a buzz-cut style and brown eyes.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts between those hours or with knowledge of the motive and/or suspect(s) is urged to call 911 or 88-Crime.

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