On February 3, 2013, at 9:45 p.m., officers located the victim’s 1994 Ford Explorer in the 100 block of East 28th Street. The vehicle was unoccupied and has been impounded for further processing. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
On February 2, 2013 at 10:32 p.m., officers from Operations Division Midtown, as well as personnel from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a check welfare call at a residence in the 2200 block of East 19th Street. A male caller advised 911 that he had just arrived home and found his roommate unconscious. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside the residence suffering obvious signs of trauma. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Detectives from the Homicide Unit and the Night Detective Detail responded to continue the investigation. They collected evidence and spoke to the roommate as well as neighbors in the area. They determined that the incident happened sometime during the evening hours. There were no obvious signs of forced entry but the victim’s vehicle was
taken during the incident. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
The victim was identified as 59-year old George Martinez. His vehicle is described as a white 1994 Ford Explorer with an Arizona license plate of “ACV8135”. Anyone with information on this incident or the location of the vehicle is urged to call 911 or 88-CRIME immediately.