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Jan 9, 2013 10:43 AM by Leasa Conze

UPDATE: Man arrested on Pantano wash murder charges

TUCSON - Pima County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man on murder charges after finding a body in the Pantano Wash Tuesday.

Michael Donald Norris, 49, is charged with the first degree murder of 51-year-old Debra Ann Scotko, Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Tom Peine said in a release.

Tucson Police responded to a call about a body being found in the wash and later handed off the case to Sheriffs due to it being in their jurisdiction, a release detailed.

The investigation yielded a description of a man last seen with Scotko, which prompted a search of the area. Deputies found a suspect matching the description right before air and K9 patrols arrived, Peine said in a release.

The investigation continues, Peine said, and anyone with additional information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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