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Body of Green Valley woman found in Box Canyon, husband charged with murder

Posted at 2:24 PM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 13:08:25-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Pima County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man on first-degree murder charges after his wife was found dead in Green Valley.

According to the department, on Aug. 30, deputies responded to the 400 block of North Calle El Diablo in Green Valley after receiving reports of a missing 82-year-old woman named Mollie Snyder.

After the investigation began, deputies found Snyder's vehicle in Box Canyon off of Whitehouse Canyon Road in the Madera Canyon area., according to PCSD. Snyder was not in the vehicle.

Due to extreme weather in the area that day, the search for her was suspended.

On Sept. 1, around 9:30 a.m., a search and rescue team located Snyder in the canyon. PCSD says she has signs of trauma and was declared deceased.

Detectives continued the investigation, leading to the arrest of Snyder's husband, 83-year-old Ronald Carpenter.

He was booked into Pima County Adult Detention Complex on first-degree murder charges.