Police investigate homicide, victim's car located
Web Producer: Taylor Higgins
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police found an unconscious man clinging to life on the southeast side Sunday.
Sgt. Chris Widmer tells KGUN9 that officers have located the 1994 Ford Explorer of 59-year-old George Martinez in the 100 block of East 28th Street. The vehicle was unoccupied and been impounded for further processing.
On February 2, officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of east 19th Street just before 1:00 a.m., after a man called police to say that he had just arrived at his home and found his roommate unconscious.
Shortly after arriving on scene, police discovered a man inside the home suffering from obvious signs of trauma, Widmer said.
Widmer told KGUN9 Martinez was pronounced dead at the scene.
A short time late, detectives from the Homicide Unit and the Night Detective Detail responded to investigate the scene and the cause of death. Investigators interviewed the roommate and the neighbors and collected evidence at the scene.
Ian Moore, a neighbor who lives across the street saw all of the commotion and says he's still in shock.
"We have a relatively safe strong sense of community here -- not very much crime... just a couple of things that happen every once in a while," he told 9OYS.
The victim's vehicle was taken during the incident, but there were no signs of forced entry at the residence. Widmer says detectives believe the incident happened sometime during the evening hours on Saturday.
The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information about the incident or the whereabouts of the vehicle, police ask that you call 9-1-1 or 88-CRIME.