Jul 12, 2012 9:18 PM

Police make arrest in body dumping case

TUCSON - Tucson Police made an arrest related to a midtown murder earlier this week.

On Thursday, police arrested 41-year-old Roy Tennyson on charges of murder and improper disposal of a body.

Tucson Police received a 911 call Tuesday morning from a citizen reporting someone put a human body in a trash dumpster in the 3400 block of East Monte Vista Drive. Officers found the body of 49-year-old Deanna Barnum inside and pronounced her dead at the scene.

An autopsy led police to determine she died as the result of homicide.

Tennyson was booked into the Pima County Jail.


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