2 men arrested in killing of man near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Two men were arrested in the killing of a man whose body was found on a roadside between Flagstaff and the community of Leupp.

Coconino County authorities say they arrested a 35-year-old man and his 51-year-old uncle in the death of David Alan Christine.

The three men were acquaintances.

Christine's body was found Wednesday by a passing motorist.

Investigators say the older man fatally choked Christine with a wire and then brought the body to the roadside location.

They also said the 35-year-old man was implicated in the crime, even though he wasn't present when Christine was killed.

The uncle was booked on suspicion of first-degree murder, while the younger man was booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

It's not known whether either of the men have attorneys.

ABC15 is not identifying the suspects as they have not been formally charged.

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