Paradise Valley resident's death called a homicide

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ - Paradise Valley police say the death of a resident in a luxury home is now classified as a homicide.

According to police, the resident's personal assistant called authorities after finding the body about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday.

Lt. Michael Cole says the person was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim's identity and cause of death won’t be released until next of kin is notified.

At this time, police won't say if they have a suspect.

“We don’t believe residents in the neighborhood are in danger or fear of reoccurrence based on evidence found at the scene,” said Cole.

The home is located in a gated community called Colonia Miramonte. The subdivision shares a road with the Camelback Inn. It's under 24-hour surveillance and has a guard gate.

Violent crimes don’t happen very often in Paradise Valley.

The last murder took place in 20012.Detectives say 77-year-old Glenna Shapiro and her husband, 7-year-old Lawrence Shapiro were tied up with electrical cords, shot and left inside their burning home.

Lt. Cole says the last murder before than was eight years ago.


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