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Deputies make arrest in Green Valley suspicious death

Posted at 3:11 PM, Jan 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 10:07:39-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff's Department says a 46-year-old woman was arrested in connection to a suspicious death in Green Valley that happened January 3, 2020.

PCSD says deputies responded to the 4000 block of Camino Del Yucca around 2 p.m. after a report of a medical issue.

Deputies identified the man as 44-year-old Kenneth Riggs. PCSD says Riggs was found with obvious signs of trauma.

Detectives took over the investigation, which led to the arrest of 46-year-old Emily Irene Wetherbee on January 8th for First Degree Murder.

PCSD says she was taken into custody after a traffic stop on Pima Mine Road near Interstate 19. Wetherbee had been known to previously live with Riggs at the home where the incident occurred, according to detectives.

Wetherbee has been booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Facility.