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UPDATE: Detectives rule shooting at Southside home a murder-suicide

Posted at 11:10 AM, Apr 26, 2024

UPDATE: 4:23 p.m. Friday, April 26

The two adults found dead in a home on Tucson's south side Thursday have been identified as 37-year-old Karla Maria Krafft and 39-year-old Esaul Duarte Sotelo.

Tucson Police detectives determined that Sotelo and Krafft were married and living together, according to a news release from TPD. The couple had gotten into an argument earlier in the day. During the argument, Sotelo retrieved a gun and shot Krafft, before shooting himself, the news release said.

The investigation is ongoing.


Tucson Police confirm two adults were found dead in a Southside home on Thursday afternoon.

Police taped off the area around the home, on the 300 block of W. Placita Durango.

Neighbors watched from front yards and sidewalks, clearly shaken by the incident.

TPD says there is no threat to the public but has not yet publicly identified the bodies.