TUCSON, Ariz. — Authorities said a suspect is in custody in connection with
the death of a woman whose body was found in a wash on Tucson’s east side.
Pima County Sheriff’s officials said Michael Donald Norris, 49, is being
held on suspicion of first-degree murder.
The body of Debra Ann Scotko, 51, was discovered Tuesday night in the
Pantano Wash. Tucson police officers responded to a 911 call about a woman in
The wash is in the county’s jurisdiction and deputies and officers searched the
area for a man believed to be involved with the woman’s death.
They said Norris was found a short time later and detained.
He was booked Wednesday into the county’s Adult Detention Center. Authorities
didn’t immediately know if Norris has a lawyer.