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Phoenix police make arrest in 2014 cold case homicide

Apr 18, 2024, 10:04 PM | Updated: Apr 19, 2024, 5:36 am

Iram Quintana...

The Phoenix Police Department arrested Iram Quintana, the main suspect of a 2014 murder, while investigating a trespassing call on Tuesday. (Phoenix Police Department photo)

(Phoenix Police Department photo)

PHOENIX — A man suspected of killing a victim in Phoenix in 2014 was arrested on Tuesday, authorities said.

Iram Quintana, 24, was caught after investigators responded to a trespassing call at an abandoned property near Interstate 17 and Cactus Road, the Phoenix Police Department said.

Quintana was taken into custody without incident and booked into jail for second-degree murder.

How he was connected to the 2014 cold case murder

The alleged murder took place on Sept. 23, 2014.

Phoenix police officers responded to a call of a shooting near Seventh Avenue and Hatcher Road and found the body of 19-year-old Pedro Antunez-Andrade.

Detectives determined that Quintana, who was 15 at the time, was the main suspect.

Police believed he had fled to Mexico. Phoenix homicide detectives established probable case and issued an arrest warrant for Quintana prior to Tuesday’s arrest.

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Phoenix police make arrest in 2014 cold case homicide