Bonneville Phoenix Network
 KTAR News
 Arizona Sports
92.3 FM KTAR
close_menu
LATEST NEWS

 

Silent Witness

Phoenix police looking for leads in murder, thefts [RE-BROADCAST OF 4/2/2012]

A 28-year-old mother of two small children was shot to death behind the wheel.

Phoenix Police Sgt. Darren Burch said her name was Carla Sanchez and it happened just before 6:00 a.m. on Monday, March 24, 2008 near 67th Avenue and Indian School Road.

“She was actually on her way to take her ex-boyfriend to work,” Burch said. “She had borrowed his car, they had a good relationship, and he needed to go to work, so she was going to his home to pick him up for work.”

Her ex-boyfriend was standing out front as she pulled-up to his house when someone in a black vehicle pulled up along side her and shot her to death with a blast from a shotgun. It happened right in front of her ex-boyfriend.

“Initially, investigators looked to see if the ex-boyfriend was the target,” Burch said. “She was in his car and in front of his home. But, at this juncture, they still don’t know who the actual target was.”

Read more about this case.


Our next case may have multiple suspects. It’s happening throughout the Valley at cemeteries. Burch said thieves are going in and stealing the bronze vases.

“These are the vases that have the flowers in them. Sometimes they’re engraved and have sentimental value,” he said.

The thieves are stealing them for the value of the bronze. While loved ones may pay big money for those vases, the thieves only get $5 or $10 each for them.

Burch said the next time you’re at a cemetery, pay attention to what’s going on around you. If something looks suspicious, call police.

Read more about this case.

We want you to tell us everything you know... except your name.

MORE INFORMATION

Online: SilentWitness.org

How we spread the word

Police officers answer the Silent Witness telephone line 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They take your information and direct it to the proper department for action.

How we keep going

The community. We're supported by donations from businesses, civic groups, and several individuals. Our civilian board actively oversees the operation of the Silent Witness program.

If you have time, talent, money or information to share, contact Silent Witness today.

Related Links

Comments

comments powered by Disqus