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Scottsdale police seeking answers in fatal shooting-suicide

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 20:56:36-04

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine who drove former Major League Baseball pitcher Charles Haeger from the Flagstaff area to the Grand Canyon, where he committed suicide a day after allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend.

Scottsdale police say Haeger abandoned his vehicle between 8:00 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 17 in northern Arizona and solicited a ride to the Grand Canyon.

Haeger was last known to have made a purchase at the El Tovar Hotel near the Grand Canyon's South Rim just after 2 p.m. Saturday.

His body was discovered about two hours later on a trail along the South Rim.

Police were seeking the 37-year-old Haeger on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault in Friday's fatal shooting of 34-year-old Danielle Breed.