Surprise police identify 3 victims found shot to death inside burned vehicle

SURPRISE, AZ - Authorities have identified three people whose bodies were found in a burned out car in Surprise earlier this month.

Garth Tuggle, 25, of Phoenix, William Kling, 41, and Lisa Baker, 57, both of Wittmann, were found in a burning car on June 9, according to the Surprise Police Department. 

Fire officials had responded to a vehicle fire at 219th Avenue and Sun Valley Parkway to find three victims inside the car.

Officials said an autopsy revealed that each of the victims had been shot before being burned.

Surprise police have classified the victims' deaths as homicide. 

The Surprise Police Department is asking for information on a possible suspect or additional evidence by calling 623-222-4000. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Calls can also be left in Spanish at 480-TESTIGO. 

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