i used to live on 29th street and indian school at the warren house apartments. man the neighborhood is going bad. 2 murders in one day within a half a mile of my apartment.
Police seek clues to deaths of 2 discovered mile apart Woman found in car, man in alley
Lindsey Collom The Arizona Republic Mar. 16, 2006 12:00 AM
PHOENIX - She was found dead in his car. He was discovered in an alley about a mile away.
Police aren't sure of their relationship but believe both were killed overnight Tuesday.
Burger King employees called 911 about 8 a.m. Wednesday after discovering the woman's body. Police said she had been left inside a car in the restaurant's parking lot at 22nd Street and Indian School Road.
The gray four-door Mazda sedan was there when employees arrived for work that morning, but no one remembered seeing it the night before.
Police said the manner of death was obvious, but a spokesman would not disclose the cause. The victim had no identification.
Investigators wanted to speak with the vehicle's registered owner. As they attempted to track the owner down, a motorist told police a a man's body was lying in an alley near 32nd Street and Indian School Road.
It was the vehicle's owner.
Police would not release the name of the man, who was in his 20s, but said he also had been killed. There are no suspects and no known motive.
"We have very little to go on right now," Sgt. Andy Hill said. "We're hoping that anyone with information will call the Phoenix Police Department."
Meanwhile, in the southern part of the city, police were investigating another homicide Wednesday morning.
A man, 19, was shot dead in his back yard as his family slept inside near Southern and Central avenues.
Police said a friend found his body on the pool deck about 6 a.m.
The friend was there to pick up the victim for work. He knocked on his co-worker's bedroom window and went into the back yard when there was no answer, Lt. Bill Hatounian said.
The victim had a gunshot wound to the head and was holding a handgun. Hatounian said the firearm had not been used in the killing.
Neighbors heard a gunshot and people running about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday but did not call 911, police said.
The victim's parents, who didn't hear any gunshots, told police they last saw their son about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call (602) 262-6141.
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