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Police: 2 arrested in homicide case in town of Clarkdale

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Posted at 6:25 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 08:25:48-05

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been arrested in connection with a homicide in the town of Clarkdale, about 40 miles east of Prescott.

They say 46-year-old Troy Hockett of Clarkdale has been booked into the Yavapai County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, concealment of a dead body and tampering with physical evidence. Clarkdale police say 44-year-old Melinda Ezell of Oklahoma is being held on suspicion of hindering prosecution in the first degree.

Police officials say officers went to a Clarkdale home Wednesday morning to investigate a suspicious death. No other details about the case have been released yet, but police said they have determined it’s a homicide.