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Sahuarita Police update public on homicide

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Posted at 4:28 PM, May 22, 2024

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Sahuarita Police (SPD) are updating the public on the details of a homicide in a residential area near the Nogales Highway and I-19 last week.

They say 51-year-old Terry Parker was killed in his Sahuarita home, on May 17th.

According to a press release, SPD and Green Valley Fire responded to a report of a person found dead in a home on East Calle Minerva on Friday a little after 6 p.m.

First responders say Parker had "suffered obvious signs of trauma," according to the press release. Detectives and crime scene specialists investigated the scene.

Sahuarita police say they arrested 65-year-old Douglas Gauf, Tuesday night on unrelated charges.

After further investigation and while Gauf was waiting to be released from the Pima County Jail, Wednesday, police say he was arrested in connection to the homicide.

Gauf is facing First Degree Murder charges.

Additional details are limited at this time. SPD says they're still activly investigating this case, and ask anyyone withh information to call 911, 344-7000 during business hours, Monday-Friday, or their TIP Line at 520-445-7847.


Sahuarita Police update public on homicide