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Police investigate vehicle fire as homicide after a man was found dead inside near midtown

Posted at 2:13 PM, Jan 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-26 18:22:49-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened Saturday morning near midtown.

Police say multiple 911 calls were made in reference to a vehicle on fire in the area of 3400 block of East 34th Street around 2:00 p.m.

Upon arrival officers found a passenger vehicle fully engulfed, TPD say.

Tucson Fire Department crews were able to extinguish the fire.

Once crews put out the fire they notified officers about a dead person inside the vehicle, police say.

The death was initially classified as a suspicious death.

Police identified the deceased man found as 45- year-old Luis A. Diaz.

Details are limited at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 88-CRIME.