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Deputies arrest foothills homicide suspect

Posted at 11:59 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 20:44:47-04

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 71-year-old man in the foothills Thursday.

The incident was in the 5400 block of East Calle Barril.

Following their initial investigation, detectives identified 34-year-old Frank Eugene Martinez Jr. as a suspect.

Martinez was located Friday morning and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Complex and charged with 1st Degree Murder, Kidnapping, 2nd Degree Burglary, and Unlawful Use of Means of Transportation.

Deputies performed a welfare check at 9 a.m. and found the homeowner, now identified as 71-year-old Robert Belman, dead with signs of obvious trauma.

According to Deputy Cody Gress, they are searching for a white 2015 white Toyota Tacoma with Arizona license plate CCK9419.