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Man who was carjacked, kidnapped found dead, suspects in custody

Posted at 1:43 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 03:51:51-04

Two suspects are in custody after Tucson Police learned that 66-year-old Timothy Abriola went missing Thursday morning.

According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, officers responded to reports of an armed robbery at 902 E 22nd St.

Video surveillance showed that two suspects entered the business with their faces covered. The two suspects later left the business, stole a vehicle and fled the scene.

Officers later located the vehicle and learned it belongs to 66-year-old Timothy Abriola.

As detectives began investigating, they learned that Abriola was kidnapped, carjacked, and injured.

TPD later located Abriola in a nearby desert. He was found deceased with obvious signs of sharp force trauma.

The two, 22-year-old suspects, Isaiah Franko and Eric Reino, are now in custody at the Pima County Jail. They are both charged with First Degree Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Robbery, Abandonment or Concealment of a Dead Body, Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping and Theft of Means of Transportation.

More information will be released soon.