Police identify woman found in alley in El Mirage

EL MIRAGE, AZ - Authorities have identified a woman whose body was found in an alley in El Mirage last week.

Sgt. Annita Boynton with the El Mirage Police Department said 24-year-old Patricia Cota was found dead Friday in an alley near Thunderbird Road and Grand Avenue.

Police said Cota's death is of a "suspicious nature," however, didn't provide any specific details in a press release.

Authorities arrested 32-year-old Jesus Octaviano Tober in connection to her death. It is unclear if the victim and suspect knew each other. Tober was booked into jail on one count of first degree premeditated murder.

Boynton said the investigation is on-going.

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