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Tucson police catch suspected killer involved in murder of Christy Kaplowitch

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Posted at 9:40 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 13:02:07-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Tucson police responded to the killing of a woman at an apartment complex on Monday.

The incident occurred on 1100 block of East Irvington Road around 7:00 p.m.

Officers identified the victim as 44-year-old Christy Kaplowitch.

During the investigation, police gathered enough evidence to arrest 63-year-old Michael Edward Aguilar for murder.

Aguilar was found in a mobile trailer. He was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.

According to officers, Aguilar and Kaplowitch were in a previous relationship.

Kaplowitch's car was located at a property in the 1700 block of East Bandana Lane.

Homicide Detectives obtained additional trace evidence and charged Aguilar with first degree murder, kidnapping and auto theft.

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