Police investigating possible homicide at vacant Glendale home, person of interest identified

Posted at 6:57 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 19:52:04-05

Police are investigating a possible homicide after a man was found dead at a vacant West Valley home Thursday night.

Glendale Police Sgt. Scott Waite said officers responded to the home near 71st and Maryland avenues around 6:30 p.m., where they found the man dead.

Suspicious circumstances and evidence at the scene prompted officers to call in detectives, who are treating the death as a possible homicide, Waite said.

In an update Friday afternoon, Officer Tiffany Smith said the victim has been identified as a 42-year-old Hispanic male. His name was not released, as detectives remained in the process of notifying family members of his death.

Authorities are searching for 30-year-old Jose Luis Venegas Carmona, who was identified as an investigative lead in the case.

Anyone with information about his location or the homicide is asked to contact the Glendale Police Department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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