Phoenix police arrest two in dismemberment death of veteran



Police investigating the killing of an 80-year-old Air Force veteran arrested two suspects after they allegedly pawned the chain noticed used to dismember the sufferer’s physique.

Phoenix police mentioned Thomas Wallace was being held Sunday on US$1 million money bond on suspicion of second-degree homicide, concealing a useless physique, theft of a pickup truck and trafficking in stolen property, whereas Romana Gonzalez is jailed on suspicion of fraud and theft.

Authorities mentioned Wallace, 58, had been a roommate of the sufferer and Gonzalez additionally stayed on and off on the dwelling the place the physique was discovered. It was unclear Sunday if both has a lawyer to talk on their behalf. Police did not launch the sufferer’s id or the age of Gonzalez.

Officers entered the house Nov. 1 for a welfare verify and reported discovering two black trash baggage inside a bed room, together with severed physique components in a pile of blankets, in keeping with court docket paperwork. Homicide investigators then found blood on the ceiling, partitions and furnishings, and the sufferer’s head in layers of linen.

The sufferer’s lacking pickup truck was discovered at a motel down the road the place Wallace and Gonzalez additionally have been positioned and arrested Thursday, police mentioned.

Wallace and Gonzalez are accused of pawning some of the sufferer’s objects final month for $50, together with a 10-inch noticed that also had items of flesh in the chain, and a digicam bag with the sufferer’s enterprise card inside.

Ruby Lowry informed Phoenix TV station KPNX that he was a superb neighbour who would assist anybody, and “he did not deserve that.”


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