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Murder, kidnapping suspect kills self in jail

Posted at 1:49 PM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 20:17:07-04

A man accused of kidnapping and killing a 65-year-old woman was found dead by suicide in Pima County Jail Wednesday.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, 43-year-old Norman Schrank III killed Sachiko McClurg and kidnapped his estranged wife, 40-year-old Jeni McClurg earlier this month.

Schrank was arrested and booked into jail on charges including first-degree murder and kidnapping.

Guards found Schrank in his cell at 4 a.m. Wednesday. After attempting to resuscitate him failed, Schrank was pronounced dead. Homicide detectives ruled the death a suicide.

Those with information on the whereabouts of Sachiko McClurg, whose body has not been found, should call 911 or 88-CRIME.