Saturday, April 07, 2007

32-year-old woman found hanging

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Investigators have identified a woman whose nude body was found hanging in a tree on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation in southern Arizona.

The woman was identified as 32-year-old Marisol Padilla.

Tribal police and the FBI were investigating Padilla's death. Her body was found Saturday and had a bullet wound, but officials don't believe that was the cause of death, said Tohono O'odham Police Department Chief Richard Saunders.

FBI spokeswoman Deborah McCarley said the agency is investigating the death as a homicide.

A passer-by found the body about noon Saturday on the reservation's San Xavier District. The woman's body was suspended in the tree with wire, Saunders said.


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