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Suspect arrested after woman found dead at west Phoenix shopping plaza

Sep 21, 2023, 11:00 AM

Leovigildo Barragan Eraujo. (MCSO Mugshot)

(MCSO Mugshot)

PHOENIX — A suspect was arrested Wednesday in connection with the murder of a woman at a west Phoenix shopping plaza two weeks earlier.

Leovigildo Barragan Eraujo, 47, is accused of murdering 37-year-old Erika Gerardo, whose body was found in the area of 75th Avenue and Encanto Boulevard around 3 p.m. on Sept. 4, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

Gerardo’s body had “obvious signs of trauma” and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred at an outdoor mall anchored by a Walmart Supercenter just south of Desert Sky Mall.

Eraujo was booked on multiple charges, including murder.

No other information was available.

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Suspect arrested after woman found dead at west Phoenix shopping plaza